Problems Faced by Patient’s Attendants in Allied Hospital, Faisalabad

  • Muhammad Anwar Sulehri Professor of Community Medicine Amna Inyat Medical College, Sheikhupura
  • Rabia Anwar Lecture, Education Government College University, Faisalabad
  • Ali Anwar Sulehri Final Year MBBS Student Aziz Fatima Medical & Dental College, Faisalabad
  • Madiha Anwar Sulehri M. Phil, Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Keywords: Patients, Attendants, Hospital facilities, Food problem, Behavior of gate keeper


Objectives: To evaluate the problems faced by the patient’s attendants and determine the facilities available for them in Allied Hospital Faisalabad. Study Design: A Cross-Sectional Study. Settings: Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. Duration: February to March 2016. Results: Majority of the attendants of patients were gratified with the hospital facilities provided i.e. punctuality and availability of staff and their cooperation. About 40 (40%) attendants had food items supply problem and 50 (50%) were not satisfied about the behavior of gate keeper of the ward. Majority of the patient’s attendants 80 (80%) had problem of resting place during their stay in the hospital. Conclusion: Most of the people belonging to poor community visiting government hospitals have a very low standard of living, however majority of them were satisfied with the facilities provided by the hospital. Our study concludes that there was a significant trend for patients to be accompanied by multiple attendants and hospital did not have enough facilities to provide food and shelter to them. Multiple attendants caused hindrance in duties of staff and posed infection and security risk.

How to Cite
Sulehri, M. A., Anwar, R., Sulehri, A. A., & Sulehri, M. A. (2019). Problems Faced by Patient’s Attendants in Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 12(4).