Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho inaugurated a new state of the art MRI Machine at the SMBB Trauma Center, Karachi.
The institute also celebrated completing five years of successful trauma management and treatment. Secretary Health, Mr. Zulfiqar Shah was also present at the occasion. SMBB Trauma Center is celebrating 5 years of service to the people of Sindh and beyond. Approximately 400 emergencies are seen daily by the institute and treated free of cost with the most qualified healthcare personnel and medical equipment.
Aside from ER services the trauma center has expanded into clinical services that include ancillary, bio infectious, waste management, bioengineering and many more.
At the occasion, Minister for Health, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho stated that SMBB should be the standard by which other trauma centers should be measured and managed. SMBB Trauma Center should act as a parent institute to other trauma response centers so we can progress further in treating trauma injuries in the province.
The Minister for Health added further that, Road traffic injuries are the primary cause for most of the trauma injuries in Sindh, which is why Sindh Health Department has been working on Rapid Response Centers along the highway so that all such injuries can be attended to immediately, offered emergency care and then shifted to the nearest tertiary hospitals.
She concluded by saying that these endeavors have been wholeheartedly supported by the board members, thanked them for their services and said that public private partnership, although ridiculed, is a highly efficient means to progress civil services and provide accessible services to the people of the province.