ISLAMABAD  - Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has failed to provide basic health facilities in government hospitals of the federal capital.

Sources said there is shortage of ventilators in the biggest hospital of Islamabad, namely Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and same is the case with all other public sector hospitals of the capital city. Due to this, the poor patients are facing problems and are depending largely on the private hospitals, which are almost unaffordable.

Sources further stated that about three days ago, when an infant was shifted to PIMS from a far-flung area, medical treatment could not be provided to her due to absence of ventilator. Therefore, she was taken to an expensive private medical centre.

When Online contacted Executive Director PIMS, Professor Riaz Ahmed Warraich, he accepted that there is a shortage of ventilators in the hospital and said that a written request has been forwarded to CADD in this regard. As these machines are imported from abroad, the process will take some time, he informed.

Online News tried to contact Secretary CADD, Riffat Shaheen Qazi, who could not be reached.