ISLAMABAD: Federal capital’s premiere healthcare service centre, Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS), is running without any air-conditioning system for past many weeks thus compounding sufferings of patients and visitors; however professor doctors are enjoying the said facility.
According to details, a large number of patients and their attendants could be seen recoiling in extremely hot and humid conditions during the holy month of Ramadan.
As soon as you enter the OPD you find yourself locked in a premises, which is sealed and cut from the outer world and of course with cooling system, said a visitor.
“July and August are the worst months as weather turns extremely hot and the entire hospital turns into a hotpot,” said a sweating patient.
On the other hand, the entire administration block of the PIMS is centrally air-conditioned and big chillers are installed there but the rest of the hospital is just like a living hell, another said. Not only OPD was hot and humid, wards were also burning and patients could be seen gasping in pain and agony.
Along with patients, some of the doctors and nurses are facing enormous difficulties coping with hot and humid conditions during fasting.