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SMH faces acute shortage of medicines

SMH faces acute shortage of medicines

MN Report

KARACHI- Acute shortage of medicine continued to persist at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, causing immense hardships to both the indoor and outdoor patients.

“Even life-saving drugs and syringes are in short supply in the hospital’s emergency department,” sources claimed, saying such a situation had arisen in the wake of KMC administration’s failure to supply required quota of drugs to its health care facility despite knowing that its out-patient departments are visited by over 500 patients daily.

In the absence of life-saving drugs as well as medicines, the patients of the hospital have choice but to purchase such medicines at exorbitant rates from medical stores, located in the periphery of the hospital.

KMC’s Health & Medical Services department’s senior director Dr Salma Kausar Ali said that supply of medicines to the hospital was gradually improving and it would improve further shortly.

June 5, 2015

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