KARACHI (May 30): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday inaugurated 80-bedded Pediatrics Emergency ward at Sindh Government Hospital Korangi-5. He was accompanied by Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Senator Saeed Ghani, Secretary Health Fazal Pechuho, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput and others.
Speaking on the occasion the chief minister said he was working on a plan to establish Children Hospitals/wards in 10 hospitals located in different areas to cater to the growing needs of this megalopolis city of Karachi. Shah said that just after taking over as chief minister he had visited National Institute of Child health (NICH) where he was informed that 80,000 children were treated there every month.
“Presently, there are two major child health facilities, the NICH and Civil Hospital and this Sindh Government Hospital Korangi-5 has become the third one major facility and still two more such fully equipped facilities are badly required,” he said. On this the chief minister was told that emergency wards could be established in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and at Nagan Chorangi government hospital which would be functioning round the clock.
He said that he was ready to provide funds. “There is no shortage of funds for health sector, he said and added “just he needs some dedicated and devoted doctors who serve for ailing children selflessly,” he said.
The chief minister also announced that 10 such children hospitals/wards would be operated on public private partnership. “This experiment has delivered successfully and even in rural areas where doctors were not ready to serve have started working there,” he said.
The chief minister visited all sections of Pediatrics Emergency ward, including ICU and lauded the set up. Around 150,000 children are provided medical facility at Korangi hospital annually and now the ratio would further increase as its Child Emergency ward has further been equipped with latest medical facilities.
He went to the Store and personally witnessed the temperature in which medicines were stored there. He checked their quality (brands) and also urged them to give required medicines to the patients. “You don’t take it as job but feel it as a service to humanity,” he asked the Medical Superintendent Mahboob Shah and hoped he would be serving poor people at his hospital properly.
Talking to media on the occasion the chief minister said that The HESCO, SESCO have failed to serve people of rural Sindh while K-Electric service in the city has also turned to be poor, as a result, people in rural as well urban areas are suffering a lot in this sizzling weather.