PESHAWAR: Federal Government Medical Center Hasan Garhi Peshawar showing ghost bungalow scene when the staff disappears after twelve o’clock. The transfer of paramedical staff to other places and the lack of basic facilities left the common people reeling.
These views were expressed by Ejaz Ahmed President Progressive Social Welfare Organization Hasan Garhi in a press statement He said that the said center is the only federal health center in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which has been established to provide health facilities to the wives and children of federal employees. But on the contrary, the post of civil surgeon in the medical center has been lying vacant for the last several years while the hospital with the strength of seven doctors has been left at the mercy of a single doctor.
Due to the arbitrariness of the authority, the competent staff of the medical center has been transferred to other places due to which the said center has lost lab technician, x-ray technician, store keeper, nursing attendant and deputy messenger.
Two doctors of Peshawar Medical Center have been posted on duty in Islamabad and their salaries are received from Peshawar. Calling it a toy with the public’s honor, he strongly condemned it and said that earlier the medical center had paediatrics, chest, gynaecology, medical and ENT specialist doctors who were later removed from here and the hospital turned into a ghost bungalow.
State-of-the-art EEG and X-ray machines worth crores of rupees have become unusable due to minor malfunctions. The central lab is locked due to non-availability of free drugs and basic chemicals in the lab. And by transferring the concerned technician to Islamabad, the patients here have been deprived of basic facilities. The President of Progressive Social Welfare Society has demanded from the Federal Minister of Health and related authorities to take immediate notice of the situation and re-deploy the lab technician and other paramedical staff in the said center.
In case of non-hearing, they have also threatened to stage a dharna in front of the provincial assembly along with the residents of the area and block the main GT road. He said that in case of any untoward incident, all the responsibility will be on Directorate of Border Health Services Karachi and Federal Ministry of Health.