Sindh Human Rights Commission Chairman Iqbal Ahmed Detho, along with his team, visited Civil Hospital Thatta today. During the visit, they toured various wards of the hospital and engaged in detailed discussions with the patients regarding the medical facilities provided.
A comprehensive briefing was conducted, involving various doctors and paramedical staff, in the presence of civil society and media representatives. Several issues were highlighted, including the lack of a waiting area for the public, unusual delays in the construction of the trauma center, inactivity of the blood bank for thalassemia patients for an extended period, insufficient blood donations for thalassemia patients, shortage of medicines, and complaints of interrupted power supply to the incubator center established for this purpose, especially for children.
To address these concerns, immediate instructions were issued to the officers present on-site, emphasizing the need for prompt action. Additionally, consultations were held over the phone with the Secretary of the Energy Department to discuss the possibility of shifting the hospital to a solar system to mitigate issues related to load shedding.
In order to find a permanent solution, urgent communication was initiated with the Indus Hospital and the Health Department to activate additional blood banks promptly. This step aims to ensure an uninterrupted supply of blood for thalassemia patients.
The Sindh Human Rights Commission is committed to addressing these healthcare challenges faced by the patients and improving the overall medical facilities provided at Civil Hospital Thatta. Efforts are being made to ensure that the necessary actions are taken promptly to resolve the highlighted issues and improve the quality of healthcare services in the region.