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Home Health Health Department Urges Removal of Police Occupation from Civil Hospital in Upper South Waziristan

Health Department Urges Removal of Police Occupation from Civil Hospital in Upper South Waziristan

The local population of Sararogha expresses deep concern over the police's unwarranted presence within the hospital premises.
by TNN Editor - 24 Oct, 2023 1603
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Aftab Mohmand

The Health Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a letter to the provincial secretary and the Home Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, calling for the immediate cessation of the occupation of the Civil Hospital in Upper South Waziristan. This action was taken following a report from the District Health Officer of Upper South Waziristan.

The letter highlights the myriad issues arising from the unlawful occupation of the Civil Hospital Sararogha by the district police. The local population of Sararogha expresses deep concern over the police's unwarranted presence within the hospital premises. A substantial portion of the local population is being denied access to essential healthcare and treatment facilities.

Furthermore, the letter underscores that the law enforcement agency's presence in the hospital is unauthorized, rendering it illegal and encroaching upon the basic rights of the area's patients. This occupation negatively impacts matters such as patient care, the safety of patients and medical staff, as well as hospital administration. Additionally, the illegal occupation has severely disrupted the Health Department's regulations and operational procedures.

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The Health Department's letter urgently appeals for the evacuation of the hospital by the police force to reestablish all healthcare-related activities in the facility. It also emphasizes the need for a thorough investigation into the matter, calling for actions against illegal occupations and measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

It is crucial to note that the Civil Hospital serves not only the residents of Sararogha but also those from Ladha Tehsil and Makeen who seek medical treatment here. However, the recent police occupation has generated protests from a substantial local population.

The Provincial Doctors Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has joined the chorus of voices calling for the removal of police forces from the hospital and the full restoration of healthcare services for the residents of Sarrogha and neighboring areas.