CHITRAL: A new state-of-the-art unit established at the women and children hospital Chitral through financial support from two international organizations was inaugurated on Thursday, according to ChitralToday correspondent.
In this regard, a function was held at the hospital Zang Bazar which was chaired by DHQ hospital’s medical superintendent (MS) Dr Shahzada Haiderul Mulk while assistant commissioner Saqlain Salim was chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the MS said that the new unit had been set up at a cost of Rs80 million through financial assistance from Wesh International and Patrip. However, no staffers have been arranged for the new unit while there are currently only eight doctors who are performing duty round the clock at the women and children hospital.
The hospital was established 40 years ago and it now needs complete re-hauling. About 15 years ago, the hospital was given category ‘B’ but so far facilities under this category have not been provided at the hospital.
The MS also said that currently 64 posts of doctors were vacant in the DHQ hospital, which puts a very negative impact on service delivery to the patients. Moreover, a burnt unit has already been set up by Wesh International at the hospital but it is yet to be made functional by appointing staff.–GH Farooqui