The horrific incident took place at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar during rain. What makes the occurrence worse is the fact that it took place at the largest facility of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where people from not only across the province come for treatment, but those in the adjoining tribal areas also visit.
The instances of rainwater seeping in the hospital have taken place in the past as well, as according to the medical director of the facility, the building is old and in a deplorable condition.
However, LRH Spokesperson Zulfiqar Ali Babakhel said 16 projects were under way for the hospital’s renovation, while work on the operation theatre will start mid-August.
Such incidents raise questions on the claims made by the provincial government, which promise to provide ‘Sehat ka Insaf’ to people of the province.
Under the claim of Sehat ka Insaf the provincial government has provided to improve the health facilities across KP. In 2016, the issue of operations being carried out in torchlight had surfaced.
It was revealed that the facility in question, the district headquarters hospital, had no electricity and even the generators were out of order while surgeries had to be carried out.