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Serious shortage of medicines in Jinnah Hospital

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Jinnah Hospital, the largest government hospital in Karachi, is facing severe lack of facilities.

There is a severe shortage of life saving medicines in Jinnah Hospital because the patients undergoing treatment in the hospital are forced to bring medicines from outside.

Post Graduate Resident Dr Kafeel Ahmad while talking to Geo News said that there is a shortage of life saving medicines in Jinnah Hospital for several months, the oxygen ports have been cut off in an emergency, and there is no ECG machine.

He said that there is a serious shortage of doctors including nursing staff in the emergency, there is not one nursing staff for every 100 patients in the emergency ward of the hospital, while a large number of patients come to the emergency on a daily basis. .

On the other hand, the Executive Director of Jinnah Hospital, Professor Dr Shahid Rasool, claims that the emergency situation of Jinnah Hospital is slightly better.

He says there are difficulties in providing and maintaining many facilities due to low budget, medical facilities were provided to 1300 patients in 5 days of Eid, the pressure of patients in the hospital is high.

Professor Dr. Shahid Rasool has further stated that the budget of the hospital is 12 to 13 billion rupees, this budget is according to the previous hospital with 1100 beds, while the hospital now has 2200 beds.

He also said that he has asked the Sindh government to increase the hospital’s budget, which Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has assured that the hospital’s budget will increase this year.

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