Aneeta Channar

Aneeta Channar

The author is a medical student at Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences, Nawabshah. She tweets @AneetaChannar (twitter.com/search?q=%40AneetaChannar&;src=typd)

The reality of public hospitals: I lost my nana to medical negligence in Pakistan’s dirtiest hospital

On March 18th at 11pm, my nana (maternal grandfather) developed an acute shortness of breath, and was admitted to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at the People’s Medical College and Hospital in Nawabshah. Arriving at the hospital, the first thing I noticed was that there was no wheelchair available to take a critical patient inside the ward. Being a fourth year medical student aware of the poor hospital conditions in my city, I took my own blood pressure apparatus and oximeter with me, and immediately checked his vitals; something the doctor, who had not yet arrived, had not done. ...

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