Possible flood: Emergency declared in Sindh govt hospitals

September 10, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Provincial Minister for Health Dr Saghir Ahmed on Thursday declared emergency in all public hospitals of Sindh province to tackle the outbreak of diseases in possible flood like situation in province.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting of health department officers at his office. Secretary Health Iqbal Hussain Durrrani, DG Health Dr Hafiz Memon, Additional Secretary (Technical) Aslam Pechuho, Special Secretary Public Health Dr Khalid Sheikh, Deputy Secretary Health Dr Nadeem Sheikh, Project Director Expanded Program on Immunization Dr Mazhar Khamisani, EDO Karachi Dr Zafar Ejaz, Dr Shakil Malik, Dr Saiqb Ali Sheikh and Dr Azher Sheikh attended the meeting.

Dr Saghir said Punjab province was in the grip of natural disaster and now situation was turning towards Sindh. He said as a result, emergency had been declared in all government hospitals to avert possible outbreak of diseases in the province in expected flood.

He informed that mobile medical teams had been formed in eight districts of Sindh – Sukkur, Khairpur, Larkana, Naushahro Feroze, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki and Kashmore.

He said necessary directive had also been issued to fulfill the shortage of doctors and paramedical staff in these districts. He said monitoring cell had also been established under the supervision of DG Health, while DG Health Hafeez Memon had also appointed focal person.

He said there was dire need of devising best strategy to avert expected flood like situation in Sindh. He further directed the officials to ensure availability of medicines stock and presence of doctors and paramedical staff round the clock in hospitals. He instructed the health officers to enhance coordination with other departments

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