Burn, trauma, plastic surgery center at DHQ Chitral not functioning.

CHITRAL -- :The burn, trauma and reconstructive plastic surgery center, established with the financial support of the Patrip Foundation in District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Chitral could not be made operational even after three years of construction.

The center was inaugurated by the commandant Chitral Scouts in September 2016, after a foreign donor organization raised millions of rupees for the burn centre.

It was handed over to the DHQ in April, this year, but unfortunately, till now, the burned injured patients are not being treated at the centre and are referred to Peshawar.

Last week, eight people of a family were injured in a gas cylinder explosion in Ayun village. They were brought to Chitral hospital but no treatment was provided at the burn center due to the lack of facilities and staff and thus the injured were referred to Plastic Surgery Center Hayatabad Peshawar.

According to the latest reports seven people out of eight have been died so far, including a child who has not yet come into the world.

According to the hospital's Medical Superintendent, Dr Akbar Shah, the burn centre was opened in April, but still, the government has to hire specialized staff and equipment.

'We wanted to treat the victim of Ayun tragedy, but we do not have...

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