120 development schemes being implemented in health sector: Jam Mehtab

Karachi—The Sindh Health Department is carrying out work on 120 development schemes at an estimated cost of Rs. 13 billion, and of these 34 are new schemes.
This was stated by Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, here on Sunday.
Talking to various delegations at his residence here on Sunday, he said that the schemes included Shaheed Benazir Trauma Centre at the cost of Rs 6,082.9 million, Neurology Complex at CMCH Larkana at the cost of Rs 214.23 million and up-gradation of surgery department at CMCH Larkana which would be completed till June this year.
The Health Minister added that the Services Hospital Karachi is being improved and upgraded at the cost of Rs 162.477 million, extension in urban health centres Malir, Keamari and Korangi, Karachi at the cost of Rs 478.26 million, establishment of Pedes centre in Mirpurkhas at cost of Rs 119.97 million, allied facilities at Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences at the cost of Rs 478.26 million and other schemes in districts Naushero Froze, Jamshoro, Badin and T.M.Khan worth millions rupees will be completed during current fiscal year in order to benefit patients.
He also directed the officers concerned to complete the schemes on time to save public money.
In a meeting Dengue Control Program Manager Sindh Dr. Masood Solangi while presenting weekly report, briefed the provincial health minister that during last week as many as 20 cases of dengue diagnosed patients were reported from all over Sindh, out of which 16 belonged to Karachi while two patients were reported in Hyderabad and one each was from Shaheed Benazirabad and Sukkur.
The Health Minister was further informed that so far 237 patients affected by dengue virus had been reported since January 2016.
However, the Minister directed the program manager to speed up drive against dengue virus.—APP

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