Pakistan Medical Association concerns over load shedding in government hospitals

Karachi, July 20, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed concern over 8 to10 hours load-shedding in public sector hospitals in Sindh, particularly in Karachi. PMA President Prof M Ashraf Nizamani and secretary general Dr S M Qaiser Sajjad in a statement here Thursday, said this power outage obstructs the provision of medical services to the poor.

They said the health providers are left with no option other than to cancel the serious operations. This also causes shortage of water supply in the hospitals, which increases the sufferings of patients and attendants. How can you run hospitals this way? Patients on ventilators are particularly at risk because when the electricity goes off, it could result in their deaths. Emergency Services of these hospitals suffers the most and fails to provide the required emergency services.

In the larger interests of the poor masses of Pakistan, PMA strongly demands that load-shedding at public hospitals be ended. These hospitals are provided with an uninterrupted supply of electricity round the clock. These health facilities, where poor patients are being treated should be declared load shedding free zones immediately.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Medical Association
PMA, Sindh
PMA House- 85 Saddar Bazar
Hyderabad, Sindh
Cell No: 0333-2347623
Telephone: 022-2785143


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