Bisham hospital management resign over political interference and alleged transfers

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SHANGLA: The management of tehsil headquarters hospital Bisham medical superintendent and deputy medical superintendent have resigned from their positions on Wednesday over failure of the district health department in provision of life saving drugs and alleged transfers on recommendation of political and non-political persons.

Sources in the THQ hospital Bisham told The Northern Post on Wednesday that both medical superintendent and deputy medical superintendent had resigned from their offices over political interference and failure of the district health officer, Shangla in providing life saving drugs and other required stuff for dealing emergency patients in the hospital.

The THQ hospital Bisham is a major hospital as patients from Kohistan, Shangla and Battagram areas visit it for treatment and daily it records over 1000 patients.

Doctor Sanaullah, DMS, at the THQ hospital Bisham confirmed his resignation upon contact by this correspondent and said he was unable to run the hospital further as being an administrator.

The source, however, said both the hospital MS and DMS resigned over least interest of the district health officer in the THQ hospital Bisham and despite several demands submitted by the administration he was failed to provide the required drugs and equipment to the hospital.

He said the conflict between the DHO and hospital management was started when the DHO had transferred a midwife of the hospital to Alpuri on the approach of local newspaper reporter and the THQ hospital denied to accept her transfer to Alpuri as the Bisham hospital was already facing shortage of staff.

Deputy district health officer, Doctor Ghafoor Khan also confirmed the resignation and termed the both the THQ hospital MS and DMS were not interested in the positions and new doctors would be appointed as medical superintendent and deputy as well to run the hospital smoothly.

GOVET HELP SOUGHT: The family members of three coalminers who are stuck under rubble inside a coalmine after mine incident at Hyderabad have demanded of the Sindh Government to recover their loved ones bodies stuck for three days after the incident.

The miners family members told media persons on Wednesday that three of their loved ones who were working as a coalminer at Hyderabad stuck under the rubble after mine incident and labourer were making efforts to retrieve the bodies but yet they failed due to unavailability of heavy machines and government support.

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