Lack of facilities irk patients at THQ hospital Shabqadar

F.P. Report

CHARSADDA: Patients and their attendants are compelled to drink contaminated water as the tube-well of the Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Shabqadar was dysfunctional from the past seven days.

The hospital administration confirmed that the hospital tube well is dysfunctional from last seven days and we are aware that patients are facing problems in this regard and were trying to solve the problem in the health institution.

Ali Khan, attendant with the patient at the hospital told The Frontier Post that they were brought the water from the nearby markets because lack of drinking water in the hospital premises and despite several complaints the authorities kept their silence over it. Most of the patients are poor and they cannot afford to bring water from the market and they were compelled to drink contaminated water of hand pump in the hospital, he added.

He also complained that there are no oxygen gas facility in the operation theater of the hospital and the administration asking 500 rupees from the patients in case of surgery. While contacting the hospital administration in this regard that oxygen gas has been finished and contacted the authorities concerned to provide oxygen gas to hospital but still it didn’t provide us and that is the reason that they are charging the patients for it.

The Deputy Commissioner Charsadda Muntazir Shah told The Frontier Post that they received several complaints against THQ Shabqadar and we have planned to visit the hospital soon and sort out the all issue.

“It’s our first priority to provide best health facilities in government hospitals to the people”, said DC. He said further will call the whole staff including district health officer and MS of the hospital to encounter the issues and resolve the issues of the hospital. It is to be mentioned that the DC Muntazir Shah has fixed three complaint boxes in each tehsil Charsadda, Tangi and Shabqadar of Dist Charsadda asked people to write down their issues and put it in the box.