KARACHI- The diagnostic tests and investigation procedures were partially affected recently in the Civil Hospital Karachi’s (CHK) central laboratory following its air-conditioners developed some fault, causing hardships to patients.
The CHK’s central, which is well-equipped diagnostic centre, carry out thousands of tests pertaining to hematology, biochemistry, molecular and general pathology.
According to sources, dozens of diagnostic tests of the hospital’s OPDs were put off when the central lab’s air-conditioners developed some fault.
Moreover, PCR and other diagnostics tests were also not carried out in the hospital last week because of the same problem, the sources said, adding the hospital’s administration could not make alternative arrangements for maintaining specific temperature required for performing such tests in the labs.
Such a situation had also forced some patients to get their tests done at private laboratories, located outside the CHK, for which they had to pay heavy charges.
The CHK administration has now reportedly managed to rectify the fault of its central lab’s air-conditioners.
The CHK medical superintendent Prof Saeed Qureshi said that the issue had cropped during replacement of the lab’s old air-conditioners with the new ones.