Reasonable packages for health care providers being considered: Minister

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that nurses, midwives, lady health visitors and vaccinators are backbone of health delivery system and reasonable packages are under consideration for them.
He said that we are trying to build a better individual monitoring and evaluation system to get desired results in collaboration with USAID’s Mission. This he said while presiding over a meeting with USAID ‘s Mission here in Sindh Secretariat.
USAID’s Mission Team Leader Ms Monica, Deputy Director Carrie Rasmussen, Secretary Health Ahmed Bux Narejo and DG Health Hasan Murad Shah also attended the meeting.
He suggested that for capacity building purpose, short courses for medical staff in terms of preventive health care should be initiated and to address the issue of acute malnutrition was the need of the hour and operational amount would be increased in coming budget.
The USAID team leader also suggested to re-organize DG Health office in terms of strengthening of human resources, technical and logistic support and coordination so that the effacy of service delivery system might be improved.
Both sides agreed upon to improve coordination between Sindh Health Department and USAID to provide better health facilities to the mother and newly born children. The Minister added Health department in collaboration with USAID has provided 550 motorbikes to 11 low performing districts.
He said that he has requested USAID Mission to provide atleast 350 jeeps for Tharparkar, Khairpur, Shahdadkot and Jamshoro for LHW program to revitalize and strengthen its community based Family Planning and Primary Health Care services.—APP

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