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File Photo: Members of Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan protesting against non-availability of basic equipment in government hospitals: Photo Quetta Voice

“No Syringe available in Balochistan hospitals”, YDA claims

Health Desk: 

QUETTA: Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Saturday claimed basic facilities including a syringe was not available in the government-run hospitals across Balochistan. The YDA members marched from the civil hospital to Quetta Press Club to vent their anger against the non-availability of basic equipment in government-run hospitals in the province.

“Most of the basic equipment for the treatment of patients is currently out of order”, Dr. Yasir Achakzai, President YDA lamented during the protest demonstration. The protesting doctors were chanting full-throated slogans against the provincial health department for its failure to provide basic machines to hospitals. “Doctors are on roads for the issues of masses”, Dr. Rahim Babar, the Spokesman YDA said.

The protesters were also carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding basic facilities in government hospitals. The doctors lamented that MRI, CT-Scan, X-ray machines were not functional in tertiary hospitals in Quetta. “What would be the condition of hospitals in far-flung areas of Balochistan”, Dr. Achakzai said.

Dialysis machines out of order in civil hospital Quetta

This daily had already reported the issue of non-functional dialysis machines in Quetta’s civil hospital. Patients remained the worst sufferers of the non-availability of basic machinery in the hospitals. The patients have no option other than spending thousands of rupees in private clinics and hospitals.

“We want the provision of all basic facilities in hospitals”, Dr. Yasir Achakzai, the President YDA told the protesting doctors. The protest would be intensified if the provincial government did not provide basic equipment and machinery to hospitals, Mr. Achakzai warned.

Balochistan spending Rs. 32bs on the health sector

The Balochistan government allocated Rs. 32bs for the health sector during the current financial year. The government claims to have given priority to the health sector to provide health facilities to the masses. However, the government-run hospitals paint a grim picture across the province.

“No Syringe available in Balochistan hospitals”, YDA claims

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