Paramedics Demand Removal of Chandka Hospital MS


by Hamna Bano

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The leaders of the Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association have demanded the removal of the Chandka Hospital Medical Superintendent. This demand has been raised against him on charges of being involved in serious irregularities. 


They warned that if the MS was not replaced in a span of three days, they would pitch a camp at the gate of the hospital on Monday. With that, they have warned to begin a protest drive against the incompetent official. 

At the press conference in Larkana Press Club on Thursday, the officeholders, along with Zulfiqar Ali Sahito, Shahi Khan Jagirani, and the president general secretory of PPSA said that the health delivery system continued to decline at the hospital. 

All of them alleged that, “This 1800 bedded hospital had an annual budget of around Rs. 2 billion and a fleet of 20 ambulances. But they were functioning while all standby power generators in the four units of the hospital were lying idle. The bills on the other hand were huge and were being drawn regularly at the pretext of fuel consumption by generators.” 

The casualty department wore a pathetic look and septic tank pumps in all attached hospitals of the CMCH were inoperative leading to unhygienic conditions, they added.   

They highlighted that only 2 dialysis machines out of 20 were working and machines at the pathology laboratory were insufficient and faulty to meet the growing load of tests.

Other hospitals in Karachi including Baqai Hospital, Family Care Hospital, and Holy Family Hospital have also been facing the same issue more or less regarding serious irregularities. Chandka Hospital however is in a more pathetic condition. The septic tank pumps in all the attached hospitals of the CMCH were inoperative leading to unhygienic conditions. 

In the end, the paramedics demanded Bilawal, the Sindh Chief Minister Ms. Faryal Talpur and Sindh health minister take notice of the hospital.