Delay in fund release keeps four hospital projects lingering

Larkana: Four vital development projects of largest Teaching Hospital of upper Sindh called Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, will be completed in June 2016 & are expected to be functionalized by the end of next year provided revenue cost of these essential schemes is released timely by the Sindh Government unlike its past practice which delayed these essential projects showing its utmost negligence which badly affected the poor as they kept on running from one city to other to get proper treatment/surgeries.

These include Faryal Talpur Cardiac Surgery Complex (Revenue Cost Rs:239.394 million), Neuro-Science Complex (Revenue cost Rs:170.210 million), Up-gradation of Surgery Department, Surgery Equipment for OT Modernization of Lab, Blood Bank and Establishment of Oncology Treatment Ward (30 beds) and the revenue cost is Rs:109.695 million and establishment of 5-bed Medical & Surgical ICU & Expansion of Casualty & OPD revenue cost of which is Rs:122.076 million.

Sources at the Hospital said that if the amount is not released well in time then these schemes will be further delayed and tax payers money would likely be wasted & multiplying the hardships of the patients.

PC-1 for renovation, rehabilitation/improvement of internal roads, water supply, drainage, electrification of Teaching Block, Paeds Medicine & Surgery Departments, water tanks, all residential accommodation and bungalows costing Rs:240 million has already been sent to P&D Department, Karachi, pending approval.

Another PC-1 is under preparation costing Rs:200 million for construction of new Nursing Hostel in place of outdated which has already been declared dangerous but nurses still live there endangering their own precious lives, new operation theatre ( for Eye) and strengthening/improvement of Trauma Centre.

Larkana Deputy Commissioner Javed Ali Jagirani visited these incomplete projects on Tuesday & assured the CMCH authorities that he will take up the matter with Sindh Government for release of required funds well in time to run these schemes so that ailing community could be benefitted.

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