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Table 1 Characteristics of the selected wards at the Bahawal Victoria Hospital

From: Investigation of antimicrobial use at a tertiary care hospital in Southern Punjab, Pakistan using WHO methodology

Sr. No. Ward name No. of medical doctors Paramedical staffa No of beds Patient turn over (monthly)
1 Chest Disease Unit 25 23 60 295
2 Ear Nose Throat 16 15 42 176
3 Gynecology 20 29 75 346
4 Medical 1 31 31 80 729
5 Medical 2 35 28 75 753
6 Nephrology 7 10 40 63
7 Orthopedics 40 32 88 500
8 Surgical 4 27 22 70 309
9 Skin 21 12 20 48
10 Urology 28 38 90 300
  1. aParamedical staff includes nurses, ward boys and sweepers working in the ward