PESHAWAR - Death toll from Sunday’s twin bombings at All Saints Church was horrendous and Lady Reading Hospital was running out of caskets, beds and medicine for the wounded; and on top of that doctors and paramedics were absent.
To give vent to their anger over sorry state of affairs at the public health centre, attendants of the injured ransacked the hospital and chanted slogans against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for its inability to ensure every sort of health facility during the emergency situation.
Insufficient number of doctors and nurses was present at the hospital that could hardly provide first aid treatment to over 100 injured ferried from the blast site. Despite the fact that an emergency was declared, most of the doctors remained absent from their duties.
It came as a shock to learn that a provincial government so willing to provide free of cost treatment and medicines slipped on ensuring hassle-free health services. As a result, most of the injured could not get medical aid in a timely manner, while many of the injured had to lie down across the floor due to shortage of beds.
Nevertheless, when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan came in, most of the doctors had to pull up their socks in order to save their skin.
People from different walks of life criticised PTI-led provincial government for its poor performance and asked it to provide all sort of health facilities to the injured. They also demanded stern action against the negligent doctors.