lood Transfusion Dept not functioning in Lyari Hospital

July 21, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Blood Transfusion Service Department of Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital is not functioning due to shortage of skilled staff and lack of facilities. A senior staff member of Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital on condition of anonymity said the Blood Transfusion Service Department, established in the hospital few years ago, has been not functioning due to shortage of skilled staff and other facilities. He said poor patients are compelled to buy blood from private blood banks and hospitals during emergency.

He said various technical posts were also lying vacant in Blood Transfusion Service Department. He informed that posts of senior doctors, technicians and staff have been lying vacant since many years and health department is not pay heed in this issue.

He lamented that hospital administration and health department Sindh are not resolving the issue despite several requests of area people. He said administration had written letter to Executive District Officer Health Karachi for provision of staff and other equipment to run the department round o clock.

Medical Superintendent Lyari General Hospital was not available for comment.

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