Sindh govt conscious of addressing health issues on priority: CS


Hyderabad—Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Siddique Memon has said the provincial government was taking measures to address the health issues. Addressing a press conference in Liaquat University Hospital (LUH) here Sunday, Memon said health was among the top three priorities besides education and local government. Memon told that a special grant of Rs100 million was being provided to the LUH and another Rs50 million would be provided to meet the LUH’s development requirements. He said the Eye Hospital had been separated from the LUH adding that the hospital would be given a separate budget.
Responding to a query, he said that 10 new district headquarters hospitals (DHQs) and taluka headquarters hospitals (THQs) were being established in the province and also thanked the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for funding 6 hospitals of Sindh.
When asked about the inactive trauma center in Hyderabad which was inaugurated in 2009, the chief secretary said he would investigate the cause of delay and would address the same. To another query about a dearth of trauma centers on the highways, Memon said the government had initiated a study to select locations, adding that establishment of the trauma centers would follow.—APP