Tando Ghulam Ali fire victims to be compensated: Minister

Sindh Minister for Minorities Affairs, Social Welfare & Prisons, Hari Ram Kishori Lal on Monday visited the burn ward of Civil Hospital, Karachi, to inquire after the health of two children.
Secretary Minorities Affairs Department Tameezuddin Khero also accompanied the provincial minister.
Speaking on the occasion, Hari Ram Kishori Lal directed burns ward administration to pay full attention on the treatment of injured children and added that no negligence in this regard would be tolerated.
Dr. Attia Ahmed told the Minister that on September 03, eleven persons who were injured in fire incident in Tando Ghulam Ali approached for treatment including 10 children and a 70-year-old woman.
Six children and one woman succumbed to injuries while two children were under treatment, she said adding that 9-year Ajay was in critical condition, whose 46% body burnt in the incident.
On the occasion Provincial Minister also met with Umar who lost his both arms due to electric wires in Ahsanabad and enquired about his treatment.
Later, talking to media Provincial Minister for Minorities Affairs, Social Welfare & Prisons Hari Ram Kishori Lal said that the Sindh government will make every possible effort to provide financial assistance to fire victims of Tando Ghulam Ali. He said that Chief Minister Sindh would be requested to announce special package for victim’s families.
He said that minority community carnival was heading to celebrated religious festival of Thadri and suddenly unfortunate incident of fire occurred.
Responding to a query, Provincial Minister said that Sindh government was paying special attention on the improvement of health care facilities in Sindh and added that burns wards would soon be revived throughout province so that victims of unfortunate incident could be provided medical aid in time.—INP

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