Kohat's eye hospital denies refusing free treatment to patients.

KOHAT -- The management of the Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital in Kohat has said the hospital provided treatment of international standards, brushing aside the impression that only 10 per cent of the patients availed the free treatment it offered.

The hospital was established in KDA Township a decade ago to cater to the healthcare needs of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan.

The hospital's administrator Colonel retired Safdar, while addressing a press conference here on Monday, regretted that patients still went to private hospitals for availing costly treatment despite the fact the hospital provided the same facilities free of cost.

He elaborated that the trust provided free treatment to the poor, subsidised treatment to the while-collar workers and charged only those who could afford it.

He said 10 surgeons and physicians performed duty at the OPD and conducted all kinds of operations. He said the...

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