By Rafiullah Mandokhail,
ZHOB: “Despite the provincial health department has issued a notification of appointment of two gynecologists at DHQ civil hospital last week, but the ‘influential’ doctors have turned deaf ear to the Balochistan government’s order,” lamented a social activist Fazal Salaar, who has set up a protesting camp in front of Zhob press club here amid chilly weather for the acceptance of his demands.
Backed by civil society Salaar said that he was committed to continue his protest until the doctors start their service delivery at the government-run hospital.
“The district headquarters female hospital that catering half million of population is running without gynecologist, resulting in the death of mothers and infants,” adding the issue of the gynecologist at the hospital could not be addressed since long.
He said normal delivery cases are handled at the female hospital’s maternity center while cesarean cases are being carried out at the male hospital by a male surgeon. Due to non-availability of gynecologist and female surgeon, women patients are suffering a lot and they are compelled to move to Combined Military Hospital. He said.
He demanded of the authorities to take immediate action against absent doctors in order to save the lives of women patients. He also demanded to ensure round the clock electricity at the hospital.
“Another problem we are facing is power shutdown in the city. The arrival of winter is marked with massive power outages. He said.
“The prolonged power disconnection and low voltage have multiplied the miseries of people manifold,” adding the horrific load-shedding has also crippled the commercial activities in the city. Salaar added.