Karachi: Surgical Building of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has become parking lot for staff and visitors as majority of them parked their motorcycles there, causing serious inconvenience to patients and their attendants.
Sources at JPMC said main surgical building of healthcare had become parking place of motorcycles as staff and visitors have been parking their motorbikes in the building while administration seemed to be hapless. The security guards deployed in healthcare are unable to stop staff members from this menace. They said dozens of motorcycles were being parked inside the surgical building on daily basis that created serious inconvenience to patients and their attendants. The rescue workers and attendants of patients were also facing great hardship in shifting of patients into different wards due illegal parking of motorcycles.
The JPMC administration had placed banners in different locations in main surgical building with clear instructions that the owners of bikes would be treated strictly and handed over to police for parking their motorcycles inside the building. But unfortunately, the administration has still not taken any practical step to stop illegal parking of bikes in the hospital. The sources said the administration had allocated specific parking area for staff and visiting patient vehicles but the staff preferred parking their motorcycles and cars inside or outside the departments in fear of theft of vehicles from parking area. Similar practice could be seen in other departments of JPMC like eye, chest, oncology, nephrology and blood banks where the employees had parked their motorcycles.
President JPMC Doctors Association Dr Javed Akhter Jamali when contacted said administration should take strict action against employees who parked their motorcycles inside the department building.
Executive Director JPMC Dr Tasneem Ehsan was not available.
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