CM Murad opens 50-bed Covid-19 facility in Keamari


Dr Ziauddin Hospital has established 50-bed Covid-19 Isolation Ward at its Keamari campus. Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah inaugurated on Friday the isolation ward and appreciated Dr Ziauddin Hospital and its efforts to establish a dedicated ward for corona patients. “We have established 50-Beds Covid-19 Isolation Ward because there is no Covid-19 hospital in this area. We have proper ICU, HDUs and isolation ward including ventilators. We already have Covid-19 wards in both North and Clifton campuses of Dr Ziauddin Hospital”, said Dr Asim Hussain, Chairman, Dr Ziauddin Hospital, while talking to the media at a press conference on the occasion of inaugural ceremony of Covid ward. Answering the question about the Corona funding from the government, he said that neither we take any money from the government nor do we want to. In fact the government itself offered us to take Covid-19 patients but we turned down the offer. Government better use its own government hospitals. “Biggest reasons for the dawn fall in the number of corona cases are that now people have less fear of corona so they are avoiding corona tests. They start treating themselves at homes which is dangerous. Also, our district departments are not strong enough to control Covid-19. Government is failed to control the current situation” he stated. Whilst talking to media persons about HEC and SHEC, he said, “We really need structural reforms in this country, for instance; we have 6 boards in Sindh but couldn’t see any supervision over these boards. Federal government hasn’t defined any role to the Sindh HEC Board and doesn’t want to give away its power. In my view, SHEC is not functioning up to the mark. I have sent a summary to the CM Sindh for some reforms to make it better. So that required VCs get appointed on an immediate basis and criteria should be followed properly. On a question about online education, he said that government doesn’t have capacity to start education physically or online. We, Ziauddin University have our own online system, we have an online student portal and we are taking online classes and exams.

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