Minister orders improvement in healthcare of hospitals

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has given a 10-day deadline to public sector hospitals to improve cleanliness, ensure availability of medicines and make sure the attendance of medical staff in healthcares with duty time.

Talking to media persons, the minister said that he woulld visit the healthcares personally to check the overall situation after the end of time period.

He informed that he had paid surprise visit to Manghopir Rural Health Center in recently, where most medical staff, including peon, was found absent from their duties.” The minister took serious notice of medical staff’s abdence and sought explanation from Town Health Officer Gadap Dr Abbas Gopang and other absent medical staff.

He directed the Director Health Karachi Zafar Ejaz to improve overall situation of hospitals within 10 days. He said after end of specific period, he would personally visit the healthcare and no negligence would be tolerated in this regard.

He said it was observed that significant number of doctors and other medical staff were found in their private clinics and hospitals during duty hours.

On other hand, Director Health Karachi Dr Zafar Ejaz formed monitoring teams on the directives of health minister Sindh and teams had started their surprise visits to different hospitals.

The monitoring teams have successfully paid visits to Sindh government Hospital – Ibrahim Haidery, Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi, Urban Health Center North Karachi and others.

During the visit of monitoring teams, it was observed that Medical Superintendent Urban Health Center Dr Khursheed Alam and other staff were found absent from their duties without prior information. The Zafar Ejaz sought explanation from staff in this regard.

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