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Water supply to Karachi Burns Centre suspended

KARACHI: The water supply to the Burns Centre Karachi at the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has been suspended after a fault developed in the water-supply motor, causing grave inconvenience for the medical staff and patients admitted in the centre.

Sources at Burns Centre noted that the water supply to the centre had been suspended due to a fault in the motor, landing the administration in trouble in handling emergency burn injuries patients and the sterilization of medical instruments.

This is the second time in the month that this happened. At present, there is no standby motor available in Sindh’s largest burn care institution.

The patients and their attendants are deprived of clean drinking water, while the sanitation system of the hospital has also been affected due to the suspension of water. Water scarcity has also affected routine cleanliness and other tasks at the hospital.

Medical Superintendent, CHK, Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi, was not available to make any comments.

-MN Report

March 14, 2020

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