Fifteen hospitals in Karachi has no medicines for poor


KARACHI – At least fifteen hospitals of country’s largest metropolitan city experiencing the shortage of medicines and in result poor patients have to buy them on their own.

Sources from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Thursday told PakistanTribe that the medicine shortage was there for two months now.

The affected hospitals include Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases and thirteen more KMC’s facilities.

When contacted, Dr Salma Kosar said that steps had already been taken to provide medicine. However, it would take at least a week to get things to normal, she maintained.

Moreover, when PakistanTribe reached to one senior official of health department it was revealed that due to the end of fiscal year the government usually does not release more funds until next budget. “Medical facilities had already exhausted their funds by the end of fiscal year. Or perhaps they hold it for the audit purposes. In either case more procurement could not be made,” source added.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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