LAKKI MARWAT - Lakki Marwat Deputy Commissioner has asked the administration of district headquarters hospital to make the Cardiac Care Unit functional within three days.

He issued these instructions to the local health authorities during a visit to a free medical camp in Wanda Baru village on Tuesday. DPO Abdul Rashid Khan and other officials also accompanied him on the occasion. "The non-functional of CCU in the major health facility of the district is beyond comprehension despite availability of cardiologist, technicians and essential machinery and equipment," he told. 

The deputy commissioner said that the 200 beds hospital had been built at the cost of over Rs200 million but despite that local residents were deprived of better healthcare facilities near their homes.

He warned that the district administration would not tolerate red tape policy in masses well being works saying that the functioning of Cardiac Care Unit will facilitate heart patients to get treatment facilities at local level.

He directed district health officer Dr Abdul Ghaffar Wazir to personally supervise the installation of machinery and medical equipment in CCU at the district headquarters hospital and ensure round the clock presence of doctors and paramedics in it.

He also visited the Government High School in the village and expressed concern over the dilapidated condition of science room building. Shah assured that local administration would provide funds for repairing science room building and carrying out internal electrification in the school.

Meanwhile, on the directives of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Col (retired) Ameerullah Khan Marwat, the district health department held free medical camps simultaneously at Wanda Dalwati, Wanda Baru and Wanda Nizami on Tuesday.

DHO Dr Abdul Ghaffar Wazir led teams of doctors and paramedics along with ambulance vehicles and medicines that visited the villages situated on the borders with DI Khan and Mianwali district and held free medical camps there.

A large number of villagers especially women and children availed the free treatment facilities at the camps. MNA Ameerullah, Deputy Commissioner Zafar Ali Shah, District Police Officer Abdul Rashid Khan and former nazim Johar Muhammad also visited the camps to acquaint themselves about the healthcare and treatment facilities provided to the villagers.

On the occasion, DHO Dr Ghaffar said that free malaria, hepatitis and other laboratory tests and ECG facilities had been made available in the camps.  He told that health staffers also administered anti polio and anti measles vaccine to the children.

The PTI lawmaker and deputy commissioner assured that such medical camps would be held once in a month to enable the residents of far flung rural localities to get free treatment facilities near their homes.

They said that the government was committed to promote health sector by setting up health facilities in remote areas of the district. The rural population will also be equipped with clean drinking water, better road infrastructure, education and other facilities, they maintained.