Patients suffer as elevator develops fault at CHK

December 6, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The elevator of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has not been functioning in healthcare due to some technical fault for last three weeks which has increased the miseries of patients with emergency care requirement

An official Civil Hospital Karachi told PPI on Monday that the patients suffering from different diseases have been facing great hardships for last three weeks as the elevator of the five-storied building has went out of order. He said shifting of patients from emergency to other departments have become difficult for attendants and volunteers as they have to climb staircases carrying wheelchairs and stretchers of their patients.

He said hundreds of patients of Kidney, Surgical Ward 3, 4, 5, Plastic Surgery, Gynaecology Ward 1 to 3 and Colorectal Ward have been facing hardships due to the faulty lift.

He said shifting of patients from one floor to another through staircase is very difficult for attendants and volunteers and also dangerous for patients as they may fall if their attendants lose strength till reaching the desired floor of the hospital. He informed dozens of patients are shifted from emergency to different wards on daily basis who now brave miseries.

The patients and their attendants appealed to the hospital administration for early repair of elevator as shifting of patients were not easy through staircases carrying stretchers.

Medical Superintendent, CHK, Prof Mohammad Saeed Qureshi, when contacted told PPI that the evaluator will be made operational very soon as repair work is