MIRPURKHAS July 9. Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed that those health facilities are available at big hospitals of Karachi and Hyderabad be provided to all district headquarter hospitals and other hospitals of the province sothat free of cost health facilities might be provided to the poors according to promise of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazeer Bhutto. This was stated by Dr Abdul Sattar Korai, director general health services, presiding over a high level meeting held here on Thursday that was attended by EDO health Dr Khadim Hussain Lakhair, civil surgeon Dr Asghar Arain, EDOs works and services, revenue and consultants. Director General told the meeting that on the directives of Sindh chief minister, all the district headquarters’ hospitals have been upgraded by formation of Sindh health advisory board in the supervision of Sindh chief minister for providing all quality health facilities. He added that secretary health and directorgeneral health are also included in that board along with 10 other members who would brief the Sindh chief minister each week about the project. He said that civil hospital Mirpurkhas is also included in that master plan project under which construction of new wards in the hospital, repair of present structure , providing medicines, appointments of doctors and para medical staff, senatory system , water supply and green belt like programme are included in this project. However, he said that owing to less land of the hospital, some hurdles are being faced to completely implement on this project. He expressed that if the district government is provided the 20 acres land then Sindh government is ready to establish a modern district headquarter hospital along with residential bunglows and also appoint doctors and staff. He said that district nazims of Tandoallahyar, Badin and other districts have provided land free of cost for implimention on this project.DCO Mirpurkhas Ghulam Hussain Memon told that required land was not with district government however, if the Sindh government is provided the money then district government might give the land for this project by purchasing private land. He expressed that we would held meeting with philanthropists of the district sothat land might be acquired free of cost. He directed the EDO revenue to submit him report within two days regarding availability of government land in Mirpurkhas. Civil surgeon Dr Asghar Arain said that buildings of OPD, old Nursing hostel and eye ward had been dilapidated and their new buildings might be constructed after demolishing them. He added that hospital land might be extended by removing the bunglow of civil surgeon and its adjacent quarters in the hospital but provide new residential places by new construction at new places. Later, DCO and director general have visited the civil hospital and different lands for construction of thedistrict headquarter hospital.
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