Governor seeks provision of sui gas plant to KIHDMarch 5, 2016
KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that after restoration of law and order in Karachi, special emphasis is now being laid on revival and improved functioning of public sector health institutions so as to ensure 100% utilization of resources of the same which is turn would result in provision of better health care facilities to poor and needy patients.
This he said during his visit to Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH). Commissioner Karachi Syed Asif Hyder Shah, Municipal Commissioner KMC Samiuddin Siddiqui and Senior Director Medical Services KMC Dr. Salma Kausar were also present on the occasion.
Dr Ebad said that Brig Ashfaq has been nominated by him to daily visit both health facilities and prepare a report highlighting short and long term solution for better and improved working of both health institutions. The main problem of these hospitals was negligence and non-provision of funds due to which these institutions were not working according to their strength, he added and said that it is being ensured to utilize and available resources and provide required medical equipment to ensure 100% functioning of these institutions.
While mentioning his directives during last visit to ASH, Governor Sindh said that improvement work had been started, although 15-20 % betterment has been made so far, it is hoped that the hospital would be operating according to the directives within three months.
He also directed for urgent efforts for provision of sui gas plant for the KIHD and coordinating with SSGC for ensuring the same at an earliest, which has been long awaited. Patients should always be given priority in implementation of policies and strategies in any institution and there was an urgent need to assure the same here, he added.
During his visit to ASH, Governor Sindh said this was a very important health care institution of Karachi and as such, it should be attached priority by all concerned departments. Over all cleanliness should be further improved, he directed.
While speaking with media men on the occasion Governor Sindh said that the purpose of his visit to these institutions was to witness himself the problems, requirements and facilities so as to evolve a comprehensive strategy for the solution of the same at an earliest.
Replying to a question about National Action Plan and Karachi operation, Governor Sindh said that it is continuing according to the parameters of NAP. The personnel of law enforcement agencies have sacrificed their lives for ensuring peace in Karachi. Due to successful interventions of Law Enforcement Agencies, Karachiites are enjoying economic, social, cultural and recreational activities without any fear or trepidation and Karachi was once again returning to its part glory, he concluded.