CHK demands 400 medical staff to tackle Covid-19 cases

KARACHI:Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) administration has moved a summery to Sindh Health Department for posting of medical staff, including 48 doctors, to deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency situation.


The CHK administration has demanded 200 staff nurses, 100 paramedical staff, 48 doctors (male and female) and other staff to counter COVID-19 pandemic. A summery has been moved by the health department for hiring of healthcare workers for 89 days or on regular basis.


Additional Medical superintendent, CHK, Dr Ismail Memon, while talking to PPI, said that the Sindh health department had sought reports about required staff for COVID-19 wards and a formal summery had been moved to the authorities concerned with demands.


He informed that hospital urgently needed 200 skilled nurses, 100 paramedics, 48 doctors and other staff to deal with coronavirus situation.


Presently, at CHK, 900 posts are lying vacant including doctors, nurses, paramedics, support staff and administrative staff. The shortage of staff has badly affected the performance of this institution.