Pictorial: Inside and around the DHQ Hospital Gilgit
The District Headquarters Hospital Gilgit is probably the largest medical care facility in the entire Gilgit-Baltistan region. It caters to thousands of patients everyday, some coming from villages and valleys from very backward areas.
The quality of services provided at the hospital is highly questionable, as elaborated in this photo essay. All photographs were shared by Mon Digital.
The X-Ray room of DHQ Gilgit is in a shabby condition. The ceiling is falling off, the walls are cracked and there is garbage all around. Photo: Mon Digital
The pharmacy is empty, save for a couple of boxed filled with smaller boxes, having little or no medicine. Photo: Mon Digital/Pamir Times
Front portion of the emergency ward’s casualty department is being used for parking bikes, despite of official ban. Photo: Mon Digital/Pamir Times
The toilets are messy and filled with filth, completely unhygienic and unfit for human beings. Photo: Mon Digital/Pamir Times
Used bedding material are littered around the hospital, creating risk for spread of diseases. Photo: Mon Digital/Pamir Times
A dental machine which is out of order for months. Photo: Mon Digital/Pamir Times