Balochistan: The lack of medical facilities kills 3 people in 24 hours

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Three people, including two children have died during 24 hours in three districts of Balochistan due to unavailability of medical facilities.

Three-year-old Shahdad got sick and was taken to a nearby health center in Kech district, where due to the lack of facilities, he had to be taken to Turbat, 120 km away but he died on the way.

According to local sources, Shahdad had a high fever but he was not treated timely during the unavailability of facilities. However, he could not be reached to Turbat because the road from Mand to Turbat are in dilapidated condition.

Yesterday, during the treatment another little boy Ameer Ul Mulk passed away in Nushki.

According to the area residents, Ameer Ul Mulk had taken to the hospital, where doctors discharged him after prescribing some medicines and said the condition of the child is out of danger but the blood had clotted due to deep wounds on the body of the child, the child was taken to the hospital again due to severe pain where he was referred to Quetta city.

Doctors in Quetta advised Amir Ul Malik to have surgery but he lost his life before that.

In another news, 30-year-old Barkat Ali also died yesterday due to lack of first aid, in Kharan city of Balochistan.

Barkat Ali was injured in a shooting incident in Gawash area. He was taken to Divisional Headquarter Hospital of Kharan, where he was referred to Quetta due to lack of medical facilities while he succumbed to death on the way.

According to regional journalists the surgeon of DHQ Hospital Kharan, refused the family of the injured person for surgery due to lack of electricity. The injured man died in Noshki district before arriving to Quetta.

The above mentioned incidents commonly happen in most parts of Balochistan due to the absence of basic medical needs. Even in traffic accidents, most of the injured die due to the lack of first aid treatments.

Maternal mortality rates are also higher in remote areas of Balochistan, the reason of which is considered to be the dilapidated condition of Basic Health Units (BHU. According to a report, out of hundred thousand women in Balochistan, 850 die during childbirth.

This year in April, Kunhal Bugti, a resident of Zain-Koh died as the Dera Bugti administration refused her permit of travel to a hospital. In the result of this incident the government was severely criticized.

The public has been criticizing District administration, government and its selected representatives over the death of the said patients within 24 hours.

Regional representatives are facing strong criticism due to the lack of Ambulances , generators and other health facilities and the Dilapidated roads in the areas of said districts, However, no representative has said anything in this regard.

Balochistan is a well-known region rich in natural resources but the people of Balochistan are deprived from all basic facilities of life. No hospitals are available in Balochistan If there are some then medical facilities and equipment are not available in hospitals. The situation is similar with education, roads, water system, agriculture and almost all fields of life.

The Locals outcry that many young women and children die every day to not having access to basic health care. But government institutions, and those in power are playing the role of silent spectators instead of providing basic services.


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