Sindh Govt reactivates 602 non functional hospitals in rural areas

KARACHI – The Sindh Government under its Peoples Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) managed to reactivate 602 hospitals and clinics in 19 districts during fiscal year 2010-2011, said Fiance Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah.In his budget speech on Friday, he said these health facilities were either closed or under illegal occupation and after being repaired managed to treat triple the number of patients previously attended at centers located in rural and semi urban areas.“Four hundred and ten lady doctors along with 300 midwives were specially recruited to serve female population of rural areas,” said the minister.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said, “the number of currently functional 28 round the clock maternity homes with facilities of mini labs, ultra sound, ambulances and generators will be increased to 100”.

The Finance Minister said cold chain facilities will also be expanded along with strengthening of routine immunization.

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