PESHAWAR: Khuwaja Hidayatullah, a resident of Gulbahar Peshawar slammed the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for their false claims of bringing a real change throughout the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa particularly in health and education sector, and deplored the fact that there was not any burn unit in the hospitals of Peshawar to treat patients who sustain burn injuries.
He was addressing a press conference here in Peshawar press Club on Monday. He said, while sharing the details with Media, his mother, Sister-in-Law and other family members were severely injured and burnt on Feburary, 16, 2018, due to leakage of Sui Gas, owing to unscheduled gas load shedding by SNGPL ( Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Linited) in the provincial metropolitan for the last many months. The patients with severe burn injuries were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital to be treated and given medical facilities in time. However they were told by the hospital officials that there was not any burn unit in LRH and other hospitals of the city, and patients should be shifted to a private hospital or PIMS (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) Islamabad. Three patients out of six died later, as they were not given medical treatment in time, he lamented.
He urged the government to compensate the family of the burn victims and establish the burn units in all the hospitals of the districts of KP with state of the art facilities. He said, the officials of SNGPL should give a detailed schedule of the gas load shedding, as unscheduled load shedding had taken the precious lives of many citizens in the province.