BAHAWALPUR: The outpatient department (OPD) of the Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) is facing shortage of medicines, causing a great deal of anguish to patients.

According to several patients of diabetes, even insulin is not being provided to them. Several elderly patients daily visit the OPD to get insulin but after waiting for hours they return without [insulin] injections with the result that they are in distress.

Additional Medical Superintendent (AMS) Dr. Zeeshan Rauf says the hospital is short of medicines as supply from the respective companies has been delayed. According to him, orders for the supply of medicines have been placed to the pharmaceutical companies but the supply is delayed due to the drug testing laboratory. However, he expresses the hope that the supply will be restored shortly.

CONVOCATION: Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Saturday delivered presidential address at the second convocation of Government Sadiq College Women University (GSCWU), Bahawalpur.

The governor awarded degrees, gold and silver medals to 1,697 students.

In his address, Mr Sarwar referred to the measures taken by the government for the empowerment of women and shed light on the pivotal role of women for the progress and development of the country.

University’s syndicate member Syed Tabish Alwari, a former parliamentarian, met the governor and said the demand for restoration of the Bahawalpur province may also be incorporated in the bill regarding the creation of south Punjab province submitted by the PTI government to the National Assembly speaker.

The governor replied in a positive manner assuring that he would convey it to the federal government but he (Alwari) should also approach other political parties to move the amendment to the bill.

The governor also presided over the meeting of board of governors and the annual function of 68th Founders’ Day of Sadiq Public School and gave away prizes and medals to students.

Published in Dawn, March 27th, 2022

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