Improving child health services in Tharparkar priority: CM Murad

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KARACHI : Chief Minister (CM) Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he is making all out efforts to improve child health services, particularly in Tharparkar and other far flung areas.

Speaking during meeting with a delegation of Child Foundation here at the CM House on Monday, Murad Ali Shah said that he has a clear plan to provide best health services for children at every teaching hospital, District Headquarter Hospital, Taluka Headquarter Hospital and Basic Health Units (BHUs). This was motive of working in partnership with Child Foundation.

The Chief Minister was told that that the special space or wards given to the Child Foundation at different district hospitals and teaching hospitals would be launched very soon. The child ward to be operated by Child Foundation at Shaheed Benazirabad would be opened on May 18, June 18, at Jamshoro on December 18, Sukkur Dec 18.

CM Murad Ali Shah said that he was worried about the children of Thar where children still needs special attention. He directed the Child Foundation to send their professional team to Mithi Civil Hospital to inspect their entire facility and give him a report within a week of the gaps and missing facilities there so that they could be addressed at the earliest.

“We have equipped the Civil hospital Mithi with all the latest facilities and equipments but still there are child mortality reports which are quite disturbing for me,” he said. “I want you to survey the facilities and the state of their operation at Mithi Hospital and then give me report to upgrade it in partnership with Child Foundation,” he added.

Murad Ali Shah also said that the pharmacy of the teaching hospitals and DHQ and THQ also need to be improved properly. “I want to computerize the record of all the government hospitals and health facilities so that proper check could be established,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that the medicines are properly given to patients at all the government facilities all over Sindh but overall health services are comparatively better in those government hospitals where private sector is working in partnership with the government.

Murad Shah said that he has given special attention to National Institute of Child Health and its services, equipments are being improved and its satellites would be established all over Sindh.

Orignally published by INP

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