Karachi: Finance Department Sindh has stopped utilizing budget funds for government hospitals till further order, while officials have shown concern over this issue.
A provincial health department official on condition of anonymity confirmed that such funds stoppage by Finance Department Sindh would affect healthcare services at government hospitals in the fiscal year 2013-14. He said that finance department had verbally informed the heads of healthcare institutions about that decision, which was not right. The finance department had stopped utilizing budget, excluding petrol and medicines amount.
The administrative officers of hospitals have shown deep concern over stoppage of funds for public hospitals and they feared that supply of food and oxygen might be halted in upcoming days in healthcares due to fund shortage.