Karachi: The Sindh Health Secretary has taken serious view of shifting of Dental OPD of Chandka Medical College Hospital to Bibi Aseefa Dental College BADC in Larkana.
In a faxed letter addressed to the Medical Superintendent of CMCH the Secretary, Inamullah Dharejo said that it is reported that Dental OPD has been non-functional since long time despite having all facilities and staff.
Dharejo directed the MS to immediately make the dental OPD functional within 24 hours positively under intimation to this office. He further directed to the MS to submit the details of patients, their treatment and regularity & punctuality of the dental clinic every month and details & reasons of closures of Dental OPD at City Block of the CMCH within three days.
He further directed to submit the details and reasons of closure of dental OPD within three days. The secretary sent copies of the letter to Director General Health Services Sindh Hyderabad and the Director, Oral & Dental Health Services, Sindh, Hyderabad.
The later has been further directed to monitor the situation and visit the CMCH Dental Clinic after 15 days and submit the detailed report in this regard. The CMCH Dental OPD was working since last 50 years which was abandoned due to pressure by the BBMU VC.
In reply to this faxed letter, the CMCH MS, Dr. Safiullah Abbasi, also faxed his reply & informed the Health Secretary that dental OPD has been started back at CMCH with effect from 07th August as he has withdrawn the order which deputed two dental surgeons and one dental technicians to work at Aseefa Dental College which is yet be recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.
Benazir Bhutto Medical University BBMU Vice Chancellor VC started BADC about three years ago and admitted about 50 students who are now studying in third year but the BADC has not yet been approved by the PM&DC due to which their fate in hanging in the balance as their house job will not be carried out and moreover their degrees will also not be acceptable/recognized anywhere in the country or abroad, sources said.