LARKANA: Two Sindh High Court (SHC) judges, Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar and Justice Khadim Hussain Tunio, accompanied by Larkana District and Sessions Judge Abdul Naeem Memon, paid a surprise visit to various departments and blocks of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Wednesday and expressed dissatisfaction over the lack of medicines and cleanliness.
They visited the Accident and Emergency Centre of Paeds Medicine Hospital (Institute of Child Health), Shaikh Zayed Hospital for Women and other departments.
They inquired from the admitted patients and their attendants about the facilities being given to them.
The patients and their relatives complained about the shortage of medicines, rude attitude of doctors and paramedics and uncleanliness in the entire hospital.
The judges directed the Medical Superintendent Dr Ali Gohar Dahri to appear before the court in Larkana on Thursday morning along with the relevant documents.
It is worth noting that the CMCH, claimed to be the largest teaching hospital of upper Sindh having a 1500-bed capacity, is facing multifarious problems, mismanagement, ghost, and absconding employees, shortage of medics, nurses and paramedics, equipment, machinery and instruments despite the allocation of huge budgetary funds from the taxpayers’ money.
For decades the successive provincial elected governments did nothing practically to improve service delivery in this important healthcare facility. Mega corruption and political influence have marred this important teaching hospital of Sindh province.