Up-gradation of urological facilities at CMCH sought

September 16, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The meeting of Technical Committee of Planning & Development Department, Government of Sindh, was recently held at Karachi, in which up-gradation of urological facilities at Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana, was discussed at length under Sindh Chief Minister’s Directives (CMD), costing Rs 210.000 million.

The forum was informed that the scheme is non ADP / CMD proposed by the CMCH Medical Superintendent. The Chief Minister had directed on 04th August that “The request has merit. It should be processed priority basis”.

Giving justification the forum said that the fabrication of high intensity focused ultrasound is the need of time as many innovative and latest changes have been developed in the recent decade for the prostate cancer treatment.

Laparoscopic surgery & urological endoscope also referred to as minimal invasive surgery to improve timely and coordinated services and minimize human suffering in case of emergency and mass causalities. Holmium and Diode Lasers used for treatment of all types of stones, tumour and stricture. Urodynamic machine diagnosis urological parameters.

C-arm is for localized stones. As the innovation is rapidly replacing the conventional surgical techniques now open surgery is being replaced by MIS. Urological procedures can be performed endoscopic skill based surgery, endoscopic spin surgery, microscopic surgery, C-Arm is the focal and helpful equipment of the modern surgical.

The forum after detailed & lengthy deliberations specific suggestions were recommended which include detailed specifications along with model number of the required equipment must be attached along with approximate prices of revenue component.

The equipment require substantial amount to run and maintain them. One-third party monitoring need to be mentioned. The PC-1 submitted by the Chandka Medical College Hospital will now be modified and submitted for approval at PDWP forum. It will also decided the source of funding as there was no block allocation kept in ADP 2014-15.

It may be mentioned here that the Head of Department of Urology, Prof Dr Malik Hussain Jalbani had submitted detailed application to the Sindh Chief Minister informing him of the plight of equipment being used in urology operation theatres requesting him to replace the outdated instruments with latest modern equipment.

The Sindh chief minister agreed and directed P&D department to process the matter for approval on priority basis. PC-1 is being amended at CMCH and will be sent shortly to the government.

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