KARACHI – Lyari General Hospital (LGH) Karachi administration has decided to establish Skin, Nephrology and Burns Departments in the hospital, while Radiology Department would also be upgraded soon, sources at LGH told the media recently.
An administrative officer of Lyari General Hospital, on condition of anonymity, said; Hospital administration has decided to set up skin, nephrology and burns departments in the hospital as these major departments were not established so far in the hospital, despite planning for several years.
It was also decided that the outdated machinery will be up-graded in the radiology department of the hospital, as currently the diagnostic machines at the facility are not producing good results.
He said; A summery has been sent to provincial health department for establishment of new departments in the hospital and development work would be started soon after its approval. He informed that; Although doctors and other staff are available to run skin, nephrology and burns departments, but due to lack wards and other facilities, these departments could not be opened yet.
He said; A rising number of skin, nephrology and burns injuries cases are occurring in the area, so there is an urgent need for proper departments in the hospital, to cater to patients at a local level.
Sources said; patients with skin, nephrology and burns emergency requirements are being referred to other public and private sector hospitals, due to lack of facilities in the hospital. Over 3,000 patients visit this hospital’s OPDs on a daily basis.
Medical Superintendent, Lyari General Hospital, Dr Aziz Soomro, was reached over phone but he refused to respond.