Bilawal harps on the same tune of NICVD success story: Abbasi.


HYDERABAD -- Pakistan MuAAslim League-Functional leader Nusrat Sehar Abbasi has said that Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari does not tire of referring to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases as a success story but in fact people are being hoodwinked in its name.

She said that she challenged the PPP chief to visit any other hospital of his choice and see for himself the pathetic conditions.

Ms Abbasi was talking to journalists after a surprise visit of Sir Cowasjee Institute of Psychiatry here on Monday where she found medical superintendent and a number of other officials absent. The MS, Dr Aijaz Qadir Patoli, reached the hospital immediately after learning about her visit.

Ms Abbasi talked to attendants of patients who expressed their grievances and then talked to additional MS. She was told that MS was on leave to which she observed that if he had proceeded on leave it should have been on the hospital's record.

She said that pathetic conditions prevailed at the largest psychiatric institute. The visitors to the hospital were not using face masks nor were their hands being sanitized by the hospital administration, she said.

She said that patients were getting treatment for a long period but they were not recovering successfully. Patients from across Sindh were admitted to the psychiatric institute but they were not...

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