Illegal occupants to be removed from hospitals premises: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar

Karachi, February 18, 2016 (PPI-OT):Provincial minister health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has directed to vacate hospitals’ premises from illegal occupants, the standard of residential areas in hospitals to be improved and residences should be provided to doctors and paramedics on priority basis. This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office on Thursday.

Secretary health Dr. Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo and PD EPI Sindh Dr. Agha Ashfaque also attended the meeting. He said that these days anti-encroachment drive was in full swing in the province and all medical superintendents of government hospitals should take advantage of the launch and all illegal occupants should be removed. While directing PD EPI Sindh, the health minister told that a campaign against viral diseases would be launched in April, May and November in three phases and during these drives 3 million pregnant women from 15 years to 49 years would be vaccinated.

The meeting was informed that 12 high risk districts Badin, Tando Allahyar, T. M. Khan, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Shaheed Benazirabad, Ghotki, Khasmor, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Hyderabad and Shikarpur would be given special attention. Mr. Dahar further directed to pay special focus on slum and less privileged areas because usually these viral diseases were broken out in these areas. ‘ Awareness and Advocacy Seminars should be held in all big cities of the province and cold storage facilities needed to be of international standard’, he concluded.

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