The lack of basic facilities and personnel at Karora rural health centre is depriving residents of three Shangla union council of healthcare, according to a Dawn news report.
The centre has been without electricity after a truck hit the boundary wall and destroyed the power transformer in an accident. The building’s roof leaks when it rains. The centre received up to 200 patients every day.
Hashmat Ali, an attendant of a patient from Chedam, said that a doctor suggested an X-ray test for his patient, but due to unavailability of electricity the hospital’s X-ray and clinical laboratory were closed. Families of patients have also complained about the unavailability of lab tests. A lady doctor’s post is vacant for the past seven months, according to the news report.
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