Balochistan; medically strapped and the emerging problems of health
“Owning to the lack of highly sophisticated doctors, the medical requirements, general and executive sustainability of hospitals, Balochistan is pouring out blood tears for more than the imagined decades, the health sector, thus, remains under many foisted debilities to facilitate the masses with due proper and therapeutically assured medical treatment, since, health sector is not given the slightest bit of attention from the so-called authorities concerned, for what child mortality rate is on the rise in most of the less-developed districts of Balochistan”.
By Basheer Ahmed Ijbari
The health sector in Balochistan is not flourishing; rather, it is going from bad to worse in almost all districts of Balochistan. Regrettably, they are only Hospital buildings available for the decoration of cities and villages. And if we talk further about the buildings of hospitals, there are no good facilities, like emergency wards and laboratory systems, x-ray rooms, ultrasound systems and Out Patient Door, OPD, except Quetta, which is the capital of Balochistan. Unfortunately, others districts are facing hardships due to paucity of facilities, the masses of Balochistan are facing a lot of disturbances and problems as well as another problematic facet of the medicore health sector is that Doctors are also not dutiful due to their private clinics and medicals stores, where they are performing their duties round the clock.
The problems, which hospitals possess, are limited drugs and laboratories. Lets say that these are not available in hospitals indeed under the general rational observation this huge deprivation emerges overtly. Also, the people are extremely disappointed due to their leaders’ insincerity with the masses.
Indeed, health is one of the biggest problems of Balochistan; plenty of patients have died due to the problems concerning health. Moreover, in delivery cases lots of females have died in Balochistan and also in district Panjgoor its number is high, which the current health Minister Rahmat Baloch himself has said. And in Panjgur district during delivery cases, the ratio of death is high as compared to Balochistan’s other districts, too. Besides these delivery cases, other cases are too, like accidents and mostly appendix cases, are on the rise in Balochistan. And due to the lack of facilities, patients, under compulsion, are brought to Quetta for treatment. As well, patients are underdog whether they remain alive or not, and no one cares about them, except Allah, who saves their lives.
These tribulations of the health sector in Balochistan, at any cost, are to be removed by the current provincial government. Pathetically, these tribulations that are occurring in Balochistan should have been eradicated earlier, but we are facing them in 21st century. And health minister should also pay heed to these tribulations, which he himself is well acquainted with them. In advance, the chief minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch’s government promised that it would remove health related problems in Balochistan, and the masses still remember his promise. Therefore, they should now take some bold and pragmatic steps in order to bring some improvement in the health sector.