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Major diagnostic machines lying idle at CHK

Karachi
KARACHI:Major diagnostic machines at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) have been lying out of order since two years as the hospital administration was unable to get them repaired , sources at CHK told PPI on Wednesday. The important diagnostic machines of Radiology Department like CT scan and MRI are not operational since two years. The incumbent hospital administration was reluctant to get them repaired, causing trouble to the visiting patients. Similarly, modern gamma camera device and angiography machine are also not functioning at Cardiology Department, CHK, since one and half years. CHK is a Sindh's largest teaching hospital where hundreds of patients are brought every day from different areas of Karachi and rest parts of Sindh, some of them needed diagnostic services su...

CHK demands 400 medical staff to tackle Covid-19 cases

Medical/Health Care
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 ...

City’s major govt hospitals providing contaminated water to patients

Karachi
KARACHI:The underground water reservoirs and overhead tanks of major government hospitals are not being cleaned on regular basis in Karachi, compelling visiting and admitted patients to drink contaminated water in this health facility, it learned on Thursday.   An official at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) told PPI that the underground water reservoirs of this health facility was not being maintained or cleaned on regular basis by the hospital administration. The patients have been compelled to drink health hazardous polluted water.   He said more than 6,000 patients from Karachi, interior Sindh and Baluchistan province, visit different OPDs of the hospital every day. This contaminated water is also supplied to various departments of the hospital and staff ...

(Health): Over 17,000 dog bite cases recorded in megalopolis

Karachi
Karachi:Upto 17,000 dog bite cases have been recorded in three major hospitals of Karachi city from 1st January to 15 September 2020, PPI learnt Friday. The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has registered a total of 6,500 dog-bite cases at Rabies Clinic. Similarly, Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has recorded 6,000 cases and nearly 5,000 cases were reported in Indus Hospital Karachi. The stray dogs have become the most serious public health issue in the city as the population of stray dogs is increasing at an alarming rate in Karachi because there is nobody to get the people rid of them. If a person is bitten by a rabid dog and he or she is not vaccinated against rabies, there is no chance of its survival. In Karachi, dog bite cases are being reported from slums...

(Health): Two major departments of CHK on verge of closure

Karachi, Medical
Karachi:Two major departments of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) are on the verge of closure as important diagnostic instruments of these wards are lying out of order since one and half years, sources at CHK told PPI on Thursday. The important diagnostic machines of Radiology Department like; CT scan and MRI, are not operational since one and half years. The incumbent administration of hospital was unable to get these equipments repaired despite lapse of several months. Similarly, modern gamma camera device and angiography machine are also not functioning at Cardiology Department, CHK, since several months. The hospital management was unable to get these costly equipments repaired. The CHK is a Sindh's largest teaching hospital where a large number of patients is brought...

(Health): Burns Centre management asked to repair elevator within 24 hours

Medical
Karachi: Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has directed the management of Burns Centre Karachi to make its elevator operational within 24 hours to end hardship to patients with burn injuries. The administration of Friends of Burns Centre (FOBC) running Burns Centre Karachi has been instructed for early maintenance and repairing of the faulty elevator to avoid hardships to the patients with burns injures and rescue workers shifting the patents. The elevator of Burns Centre was non-functional since two weeks and it is the responsibility of FOBC to maintain it regularly to end patients’ miseries.