Negligence resulted in falling of operation theatre roof at CMCH

May 20, 2013 Off By Web Desk

NAUNDERO: False ceiling and the cemented bars of the roof of Operation Theatre No: 2 of Urology Department of Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana ell on early Monday morning but fortunately there was neither any patient not any paramedics or surgeon there.

According to details, the ward doctors led by the Head of Department of Urology Prof Malik Hussain Jalbani started were on routine morning round of Urology Ward at 9.30 am, when the false wall and ceiling plaster of the roof fell down.

Surgeries of some patients were due but incidentally no patient was shifted to the Theatre for operation yet. Due to the incident all operations were postponed.

The doctors told media that due to lack of proper drainage system the roof had been leaking for long. They said such seepage can be seen even now in OT No: 1 and Dialysis Section also. They said the continued negligence of the medical colleges authorities regarding building maintenance resulted in the falling of roof.

They further said that shifting of dialysis section to old Casualty building has been delayed due to unknown reasons which has already been renovated for this purpose. It has caused immense pressure on doctors as Nephrology and Urology departments were housed in one building by the previous administration which was against the CPSP rules and interests of the patients.

Now both departments have been separated and the Principal of the Chandka Medical College has directed the HOD Nephrology to shift Nephrology male/female wards and dialysis section to old Casualty building immediately. However, the shifting process is delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles of the vested interests. The doctors and paramedics have demanded immediate replacement of the entire roof so that they could work in smooth atmosphere.