SFBMM Sholam suffered due to non-payment of salaries
By Noor Ali Wazir
WANA: According to details, the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Model Hospital (SFBMM) Sholam, which is run by the cooperation of Tetra Continental Parma (TCP) NGO in Tehsil Birmal of the Lower South Waziristan Tribal District, has suffered due to non-payment of salaries to the employees of the hospital.
More than 45 kidney patients of Wana lost the dialysis process, while the children’s ward of the hospital has also been closed, where the best facilities were available in the pediatric intensive care ward, but that too has been closed.
On the other hand, Dr. Fazal Rahim, MS of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Model Hospital (SFBMM) Sholam gave his stance and said that I have informed the concerned authorities about this issue.
However, the authorities concerned have assured me that the with held salaries of the employees will be released soon.
All the facilities in the hospital are available for the patients, there are no problems for the patients, the hospital is running as usual.
Sources say, that the medical and technical staff of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Hospital Shoam have not received their salaries for the last five months, due to which this situation has arisen.
However, in the hospital, more than 45 kidney patients were doing their dialysis process from here, which has been closed.
But the closure of the Children’s Ward has created extreme difficulties for the poor people here.
As the intensive care system for women’s delivery cases and premature births has also been closed, kidney patients have appealed to higher authorities to take notice.
It should be clear that Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Hospital Sholam was established in Birmal Tehsil with the support of United Arab Emirates for the medical facilities of the people of the area, In which, apart from local people, patients from the neighboring country of Afghanistan also used to get their treatment.
Now the sources say, that the salaries of the staff have been stopped for the last five months, due to which there is a fear that this hospital will be closed.