Badin Hospital to be given to private sector

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment and Coastal Development and Head of Sindh Health Advisory Board Dr Sikander Ali Mandhro on Wednesday said consensus has been made to hand over the administrative affairs of District Hospital Badin to Indus Hospital Organization.

He shared these views while chairing a high-level meeting at his office in the Sindh Assembly Building. Chief Executive Officer Indus Hospital Karachi Dr Abdul Bari Khan and officials of health department were also present.

He said proposed draft of agreement has been given to two parties for the final review. He informed that final consensus to give administrative affairs of Taluka Headquarters Hospital Tando Bago and Taluka Headquarters Hospital Mirpur Sakro to Aga Khan Hospital would be made within two days.

After this, the administrative affairs of these three hospitals would be formally handed over to private healthcare institutions. Signing ceremony of the agreement would be held soon, he explained.

Dr Mandhro said plan has been devised to provide latest and quality medical facilities to general public at local level in the government hospitals of Sindh province with coordination of well-reputed private institutions associated with healthcare services.

He said the provincial authorities will monitor the performance of these institutions to check how much battement could have been done in these hospitals after change of the administration affairs of these three hospitals.

He informed that the provincial government is seriously considering for constructing residential apartments for doctor and professors near District Hospital Badin to provide residential facilities to healthcare practitioners near the hospital.

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