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Doctors’ Negligence Affects Patient Care At NICH, Karachi

KARACHI- The doctors at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) are found to be giving unnecessary attention to data registry, instead of physically examining the children brought to the Emergency department of the hospital.

The doctors of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) posted in the Emergency department of Sindh’s children hospital, NICH, are not providing proper care to the visiting patients. Complaints have been launched against the staff members of NGOs, by the attendants of patients, but no one is paying heed towards their issues. The coordination between staff of the health facility and NGO employees was also not exemplary.

An NICH official stated that, doctors of the non-governmental organization has seemed to be working as data entry operators in the emergency department, as their main  focus is based on patient’s registration. He allegedly added that these doctors avoided examining serious patients, and is playing a number game to please their authoritative figures. The NICH source also disclosed that, these NGO doctors have been getting more funds from foreign donors.

Director, National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Prof Jamal Raza, had no comments over this matter and stated that, deliberate negligence of the visiting or admitted patients would lead to grave consequences.

July 29, 2018

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