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ISLAMABAD: With many of the outpatient departments of hospitals within the federal capital closed, following instructions from the deputy commissioner, it has compounded issues for dialysis sufferers. These sufferers are unable to entry services at any well being facility within the capital other than the dialysis centre on the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims).
With outpatient and even dialysis wards in most hospitals closed or requiring a certificates, most dialysis sufferers have began turning in the direction of Pims for the vital process they usually need to share the restricted machines there.
Dr Khawar Sultan, a dialysis unit specialist at Pims, stated that the hospital is provided with 16 dialysis machines which function across the clock. He added that Pims is the one 24-hour emergency dialysis service within the metropolis and might present dialysis services to 65 sufferers each day.
Nonetheless, he added that the unit was receiving almost 80 to 90 sufferers for dialysis each day, rather more than its capability.
He advised The Specific Tribune that non-public and authorities hospitals have put in place a brand new set of ordinary working procedures (SOPs), whereby kidney sufferers are required to supply a certificates testifying that they’ve been examined for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) earlier than they’re handled within the dialysis ward.
With out a coronavirus (Covid-19) take a look at certificates, nobody is placed on the dialysis machine, he stated.
This, Dr Sultan stated, has contributed to a rush in dialysis sufferers at Pims.
Revealed in The Specific Tribune, April 18th, 2020.
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