The Federal capital of Pakistan, Islamabad is facing severe shortage of basic health facilities and medical staff. Four major hospitals of Islamabad including PIMS, Polyclinic, NIRM and CDA are lacking in healthcare personnel. More than 1300 seats are vacant in these major hospitals of Islamabad.
According to media report, more than 400 seats are empty including professors, registrars, medical staff, nurses, and doctors. The out-patient department of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences is facing critical shortage and hurdles in patient care causing delays in operations which leading to many deaths and severe diseases.
National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Hospital is facing shortage of more than 100 doctors and 350 seats are vacant in polyclinic hospital causing the patients to face hurdles while walking towards private hospitals and paying thousands and lacs for their treatments.
Lack of specialists in hospitals
According to the detailed report there is no anesthesia specialist in CDA hospital and private personnel are hired who are charging a lot of extra money from patients. This is resulting in delaying of many operations and deaths of many patients due to negligence.
More than 1.1 million patients visit these hospitals every month and lack of facilities and proper health care is causing bad effects on health. Hospital officials told that we are requesting ministry of health to pay the funds on time but no progress has been made yet.
The hospitals were allocated Rs 12 billion by Ministry of Health but funds are still not been paid which is causing more difficult and worse situations to run internal and external affairs of health department. This delay of funds is responsible for shortage of medical staff and doctors in major hospitals of capital.