Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labor Saeed Ghani has said that development works in all the hospitals of Sindh Employees Social Security Institution must be completed on time. Provincial Information Minister directed that there should be no compromise on providing the facilities to the patients in these hospitals, including medicines, X-rays, Ultrasound, CT scans and other lab tests. He issued these directives while presiding over a meeting to review the performance of all the departments functioning under Sindh Employees Social Security Institution in his office on Friday.
Saeed Ghani said that the present provincial government of the PPP was utilizing all the resources for the welfare of the workers and laborers. Provincial Minister for Information said that under the Sindh Employees Social Security Institution, more than 6.5 lakh laborers are workers had been registered, while more members of labor community were being registered. He said that steps were being taken to further improve the provision of better education and healthcare facilities to the registered workers and laborers.
Said Ghani said that steps were also being taken to establish hospitals and dispensaries operating under Sindh Employees Social Security Institution all over the province. Provincial Minister for Information said that already established hospitals and dispensaries were being upgraded so that patients coming here could avail state-of-the-art modern facilities. He also directed all officers of the labor department to take further steps to strengthen the Labor Department work efficiently with commitment to ensure the provision of better facilities to the workers and laborers.
Secretary Labor Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Commissioner Sindh Employees Social Security Institution Kashif Gulzar, Vice Commissioner Mohammad Asif Memon, and other officers of Labor Department attended the meeting. Provincial Minister for Labor Saeed Ghani was given a detailed briefing regarding the hospitals, dispensaries, schools and other departments functioning under Sindh Employees Social Security Institution.
Provincial Information Minister was informed that currently two lakh patients per month were being provided free treatment from first aid to major operation in five major hospitals and dispensaries operating under Sindh Employees Social Security Institution in Sindh province. Meanwhile, addressing as Chief Guest a program “Meet the Editors” organized by Council Of Pakistan Newspapers Editors, Sindh Minister for Information Saeed Ghani said, “I have the good fortune and also the pain that I have to handle the media.” Provincial Information Minister said that he had an old association with the people of the media.
Saeed Ghani said draft bill on journalists’ protection would be worked out and Sindh would be the first province where a bill regarding journalists’ protection would be presented. Saeed Ghani said that he had discussed about the draft of Bill about journalists’ protection with the Law Adviser and a law would be enacted soon in this regard. Provincial Minister for Information said that the reason for removal of stalls of Hawkers was the implementation on Supreme Court order regarding removal of encroachment but their issues would be resolved soon.