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CM Sindh directs to support private partners for best health services

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that the provincial government is delivering excellent health services under public-private partnership (PPP) mode which must be strengthened by removing its teething problems.

This chief minister while presiding over a meeting on health services launched under PPP mode in the province, said that a further improved system should be developed so that this partnership should become more beneficial for people of Sindh.

Minister Health Dr Sikandar Mandhro informed that the management of the District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Badin was given Indus Hospital and is being operated to their best.

Secretary Health Dr Fazal Pechuho briefed that 111 health facilities have been given to Integrated Health Services (IHS), thirteen facilities in Thatta and Sujawal to Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation (MERF), and 39 facilities in Karachi to HANDS and DHQ Hospital Badin to Indus Hospital.

CM Sindh said that the provincial government is successfully providing health services with private partnership. He directed the health and finance departments to resolve all the outstanding issues particularly budgetary ones with private partners.

The finance department, on the instruction of CM Sindh, have released Rs354 million to DHQ Badin to construct waiting areas, washrooms and such other facilities for the visitors and the patients.

The Sindh government is operating the Peoples ambulance service in partnership with Aman Foundation in Sujawal and Thatta, while a ambulance service has been approved for Badin and Tando Mohammad Khan districts.

CM Sindh directed the Minister Health to visit the 111 health facilities being operated under the IHS and give their progress report.  It was also decided that the health department would facilitate the private partners in expansion of their services.



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