Regional blood banks to be run with the help of NGOs: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar

Karachi, July 18, 2016 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has directed Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority Dr. Zahid Hasan Ansari to make all four Regional Blood Banks, which have been built in cooperation with a German Bank, operational as soon as possible . This he said while presiding over a meeting in his office. Secretary SBTA Dr. Zahid Hasan Ansari also attended the meeting. In the meeting Dr. Zahid Ansari briefed the Health Minister about four Regional Blood Banks which have been constructed in Nawabshah, Sukkur, Jamshoro and Karachi and told that latest equipments were supplied by a German Bank to run these centres smoothly.

The Health Minister added, ‘ The Health Department is interested to run these blood banks with the consultation of reputed NGOs so that large number of needy patients specially Thalassemia patients may get benefit’. He assured that he would talk to Chief Minister Sindh to approve summary regarding appointments of highly trained and technical staff at these blood banks because the Health Department was considering to run the affairs of these blood banks with the consultation of NGOs in public private partnership mode.

Mr. Dahar said that it should also be ensured that all investigation regarding Thalassemia to be done at these Regional Blood Centres in order to provide better and accurate health facilities to the patients. Meanwhile the Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has ordered to suspend Dr. Nazeer Ahmed Rind s/o Ghulam Qadir Rind who himself made a fake notification of his promotion and transfer as well. The Health Minister has also issued order for a departmental inquiry against said doctor.

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