CHITRAL: About 196,698 patients were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital last year, including 56,749 cases of emergency and 7,995 cases of surgery.
Dr Israrullah, the medical superintendent of the hospital, said it was the highest number of patients recorded in any district headquarters hospital of the province. He said it showed dependency of the local population on the secondary healthcare system of the district.
Giving data of the year 2018, Dr Israrullah said 20,770 patients were admitted as indoor patients including 4,201 cases of medicine, 3,286 cases of surgery, 4,827 cases of paediatrics, 5,370 cases of gynecology, 1,901 cases of ENT and 503 cases of orthopedics. –Zahiruddin