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Murad assigns Child Foundation to assess pediatric facilities at Mithi hospital

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday assigned Child Foundation the task to assess pediatric facilities at Mithi hospital and present him report in a week.

“I am worried about the children of Thar who still need special attention,” he said while holding a meeting with a delegation of Child Foundation here at the CM House.

He directed the Child Foundation to send their professional team to Mithi Civil Hospital to inspect their entire facilities and give him a report within a week on the missing facilities so that they could be provided at the earliest.

“We have equipped the Mithi Civil Hospital with the latest facilities and equipments but still there are child mortality reports which are quite disturbing for me.”

“I want you to survey the facilities and modus operandi at the Mithi hospital and then present a final report to upgrade it,” he said.

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He said that he was trying to improve child health services, particularly in Tharparkar and other far-flung areas.

The chief minister said that he had a clear plan to provide best health services for children at every teaching hospital, District Headquarters Hospital, taluka headquarters hospital and basic health units. “This was motive of working in partnership with Child Foundation.”

Murad 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 children ward to be operated by Child Foundation in Shaheed Benazirabad would be opened on May 18, in Jamshoro would be opened on June 18, in Sukkur on December 18, he said.

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

He said that the medicines were properly given to patients at all the government facilities all over Sindh but overall health services were comparatively better in those government hospitals where private sector was working in partnership with the government.

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

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