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HARIPUR: The sufferings of kidney sufferers notably those that had been unable to bear the bills of therapy have multiplied because the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) administration has stopped offering freed from cost dialysis providers to them, sources stated on Monday.
The sufferers must buy medicines and kits required for dialysis from the native market.
The sources stated although the hospital had hundreds of thousands of rupees at its disposal below the top of Well being Administration Board, the ability of freed from cost dialysis couldn’t be resumed even after 5 months because of the pathetic angle of the district administration and provincial Well being Division.
The sources stated that the dialysis centre of DHQ Hospital Haripur performed the dialysis of 21 sufferers every day.
Nonetheless, in accordance with sources, when the KP Well being Division’s memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abbottabad-based personal medical faculty expired after 10 years on June 30, 2019, the hospital administration continued to supply freed from cost dialysis amenities.
The personal agency stopped the provision of dialysis kits and medicines to the dialysis centre when the provincial authorities froze funds of the Well being Administration Board to the tune of Rs40.eight million.
The sources stated that following suspension of provide to hospital, the administration requested the sufferers to buy dialysis kits from the native market.
The poor sufferers needed to pay for Rs4500 for one spherical of dialysis and there have been many who wanted dialysis twice per week.
When contacted, Medical Superintendent Dr Waheed Qureshi confirmed that the DHQ was dealing with scarcity of funds and the hospital was unable to offer freed from cost dialysis providers.
He stated the sufferers needed to buy kits and different medicines required for dialysis.
Nonetheless, he stated that as a consequence of his efforts the provincial authorities has allowed native buy of injections required throughout dialysis. “We now have determined to offer freed from cost injection to every affected person from Tuesday which goes to cut back the dialysis bills of a affected person by at the least 50 %,” the MS defined. To a query, Dr Qureshi stated that the matter of utilization of HMB’s funds has been taken up with Secretary Well being Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah and the complaints of sufferers in regards to the dialysis could be addressed inside the subsequent few days.
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