KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday said Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) is a gift to the people of Sindh and masses will avail best health facilities in it.
This he said while talking to media persons outside the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre along with Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Provincial Food Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Speakers Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Prof Saeed Ahmed Qureshi and others.
Chairman Pakistan People Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Trauma Center at Civil Hospital Karachi. CM Qaim Ali Shah said state-of-the-art emergency trauma care facilities will be provided to people under one roof and thousands of patients would avail the healthcare facilities in the trauma center.
Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said opening of trauma center has been delayed to due to local bodies election in Sindh province and apex court restrictions.
He said trauma center will be made functional in phases and hiring of employees will start soon. Secretary Health Sindh Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo said tje government had no plan to hand over Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre to any private organization and center will be run by provincial health department.
It was pertinent to mention here that trauma center comprises 14-storey, and initially, seven-storey building will be made operational in phases. The trauma center has been completed with a cost over Rs 5 billion.
Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had laid the foundation stone of project on 10th January 2009 and project was supposed to be completed in 2012. But it could be formally opened for public on 23rd December 2015 (today) after three years delay.