Hospital without lady doctors


Skardu: Four women, including a 17-year-old, have died at the District Headquarters Hospital in Skardu during the last two months reportedly due to unavailability of lady gynecologists.
Expressing concern over the situation, people of Baltistan have called upon the authorities concerned to ensure proper treatment facilities and appoint lady doctors
in all the hospitals and medical centers .
They criticized the public representatives for their failure to get lady doctors appointed at the only hospital in the area.
Though the area lacks proper medical facilities, women are the worst sufferers under the given circumstances. Absence of timely treatment and lack of medicines leads to complications of cases among the women.
In the absence of lady doctors, women patients particularly those expecting babies cannot explain their problems to male doctors. As a result, women morbidity and mortality rates have registered exponential increase in the area.
The situation in the far-flung areas is even more pathetic as lack of communication infrastructure further hinders availability of even basic health care facilities to the people.— Our Correspondent

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