In Private Hands, A Public Hospital Triumphs

All the children are looked after carefully by doctors and staff alike,” said Naseem, another woman along with her day-old baby. “I don’t pay for anything and think my child is safe here.” Naseem is referring to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), a public health facility that boasts the largest paediatric emergency room (ER) in the country. When the ER was adopted by the ChildLife Foundation (CLF) in 2013, the flow of patients was around 300 per day with the survival rate at 20 to 30 per cent. The hospital also lacked trained staff and senior consultants.  Article on Express Tribune