Provincial Health Minister

QUETTA: All the stake holders of society particularly employees of health department should have to discharge their duty with sense of responsibility. A healthy mother constitutes a healthy society. Government in office has increased facility of Gynaecologist to 21 district headquarters hospitals from present 7.

He said this while speaking Provincial Advocacy seminar “Determinants of high Infant and Maternal Mortality in Balochistan organized by Save the Children here Monday.

He said maternal motility ratio in his district Panjgur which was at number one has greatly improved by providing facility of doctors and ambulance and number of dying mother has reduced. He said despite political pressure was working to active health department. Thirty eight employees who were working in madressa have come to work again. Dozens of employees who were receiving their salaries sitting at their home in area of Chief Minister have been bound for duty. For the first time in history CMTT committee was formed to start process of purchase of machinery from companies instead through contractors.

After passage of breast feeding bill focus is being made on its implementation. He said powder milk was being promoted in connivance with doctors. He said from June 30, Programme healthy Balochistan was being launched. He said health budget has been increased to 21percent from 4.5 percent. There is need he added to prepare new data to know new ratio of MMR and NMR.

Provincial adviser Obedullah Babat urged for control of population growth to reduce mother’s death.

Dr Nabila Sultan, Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Dr Abida Gul Achakzai, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Jaffar put forth their proposals to reduce mother child mortality ratio.

Project Manager Save the Children Abdullah Jan told that they were working with provincial government to improve Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child health programme in Districts Ziarat, Gwadar and Lasbella. He aid particularly training of health workers and advocacy programmes were being run.

Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch on the occasion handed over keys of ambulances to concerned MPAs. Of these two ambulances are for Gwadar and one each for Ziarat and Lasbella

Director Programme Sardar Iftikhar Khan Durrani thanked the guests.

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