Unavailability of ventilators: Mortality rate up in Children Hospital Faisalabad

06 Oct, 2017 8:08 pm

FAISALABAD (92 News) – The mortality rate is high in Asia’s biggest children hospital due to unavailability of ventilators.

According to statistics available with 92 News, 70 children have died during the last five months in indoor ward. As many as 143 children were referred to different hospitals during the last few days.

The Phase-1 of the hospital has been completed, but there is no ventilator in the 50-bed emergency. There are only five incubators, which are insufficient for increasing patients.

When contacted, the Children Hospital medical superintendent said that they will soon activate the machinery.

Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani said that children were also being brought from other districts.

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