Chemicals required for diagnostic tests at the Nims laboratory are not being supplied as the contractor hasn’t been paid for eight months. Most of the testing kits are not working as the reagents for testing haven’t been supplied.
A senior doctor said, "Nims never had these problems earlier but now it is becoming like Gandhi or Osmania where even basic functioning is affected.”
In the departments of neurology, cardiology and orthopaedics there is severe shortage of medicines that have to be stocked inhouse.
A senior neurologist said, “Many essential medicines are procured at best price for patients. But as budgets were drastically cut, the medicines procured is very less. This is increasing costs for patients as medicines have to be purchased from outside.” The doctors have asked Nims director Dr K. Manohar to increase funds for medicines....