Health Dept fails to enforce wearing uniform in hospitals

KARACHI: The high-ups of health department, government of Sindh, have failed to implement wearing uniform mandatory for all employees of public hospitals across the Sindh province, PPI learned on Saturday.

The Provincial Minister for Health, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, had made wearing uniform for all staff of public hospitals mandatory throughout the province about a month ago and also issued necessary directives to high-ups of health department for implementation of this decision, but these instructions were thrown behind the back by powerful bureaucracy.

The health minister had ordered medical superintendents of hospitals for implementing the decision within seven days in their respective institutions; otherwise, departmental action will be taken against them but the decision could not be enforced yet in the province.

The public hospitals staff had been directed to wear uniform during duty hours and medical superintendents of government hospitals had been directed to implement this decision to stop malpractices were being done by some elements in the guise of hospital staff.

On the other hand, heads of public of hospitals have failed to enforce the decision despite the passage over one month in the province.

Secretary Health Dr Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, when contacted, told PPI that the health department has already issued notification to implement mandatory wearing uniform for all medical staff of public hospitals in the province. He said initially the decision would be implemented in teaching hospitals, and later it will be enforced in secondary and primary level hospitals of the province.

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