Minster order closing political offices in hospitals

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Monday directed administration of all government hospitals to close down offices of all political parties in their premises, adding no pressure should be tolerated in this regard.

Presiding over a meeting here in his office, he said that government hospitals should look like hospitals, not offices of the political parties and their premises should be cleaned from political slogans, banners, pamphlets and such other ugly things.

He said it is prime responsibility of government hospitals to provide better facilities of treatment to the patients and they should feel comfortable when they visit these hospitals.

He said that the second phase of polio drive was under way in districts of East, Central and Korangi and due to certain reasons the drive has been further extended. He said in remaining districts of Sindh the target of vaccinating 6.16 million children will be achieved.

He said that the last polio case in Sindh was reported in February 2015 and in Karachi city it was reported in October 2014.