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Every child be saved against measles through vaccination: Dr. Azra Pechuho

Karachi, October 13, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Health Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has inaugurated the measles campaign in Sindh which will continue from 15th October to 27th October 2018. The inauguration ceremony was held and KMC dispensary in Gizri where the honourable minister joined by Secretary Health Dr. Muhammad Usman Chachar, Project Director EPI Sindh Dr. Zahoor Baloch, Coordinator EOC Sindh Mr. Fayaz Jatoi as well as partner staff.

The measles campaign in Sindh is part of the National Measles Vaccination Campaign and will be conducted in all 29 districts/1123 union councils of Sindh and will target 7.1 million children from 9 months up to 5 years of age across the province.

“The measles campaign is coming at a time when it is needed, the measles epidemic has been claiming lives and the vaccination drive will help to build immunity of children against this deadly disease. There have been 122 measles related deaths in Sindh since the beginning of the year and a total of 291 lab confirmed cases have come forward, these vaccinations will save lives.” Said Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister for Health Sindh.

The measles vaccine will be available free of cost at public/private health facilities and outreach sites where parents will bring their children for vaccination. There will be 1523 fixed sites, 5633 teams at outreach sites, 87 mobile teams, 11760 social mobilizers, 1408 first level supervisors and 356 second level supervisors to ensure that the campaign is conducted smoothly.

The honourable minister said that “Despite several challenges, vaccines are saving more and more lives. The measles vaccine is safe and effective, and has been approved and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The same vaccine has been used worldwide for more than 60 years. Children are at risk without vaccination against measles. Parents in Sindh must vaccinate their children to save them from this deadly disease.”

Project Director EPI Sind, Dr. Zahoor Baloch on the occasion appreciated the leadership of the Ministry of Health Sindh along with support from all stakeholders including, donors and international partners in organizing the measles campaign. “This campaign would not be possible without the leadership of the Minister of Health Sindh as well as partners and donors, it is a joint effort to save the future of the children of Pakistan and we appreciate the support we have received from the various stakeholders.”

Doctors from public and private hospitals have also been engaged to assist with the campaign, in collaboration with the Pakistan Pediatrics’ Association who have been extremely supportive in leading vaccination efforts across the province and the minister of health gave her appreciation to PPA for the role they have played and are playing for the children of our country. There has been and will be strong collaboration with religious leaders, education departments, media and the civil society organizations to ensure that the maximum target for the campaign is achieved.

The measles campaign will provide an opportunity for the Sindh health department to administer the supplementary dose while creating awareness about the benefits of immunization among caregivers. Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions to save the lives of children.

Globally, immunization has helped to avert 2-3 million deaths among children from vaccine preventable diseases. Immunization offers a vital platform to bring other lifesaving interventions to children. Low immunization coverage on the other hand has an adverse effect on the other health interventions for mothers and children. The push to priorities immunization is essential in providing equitable access to essential vaccines for all children and to save more lives.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Chief Secretary Sindh Constitutes high level committee for Thar development plan

Karachi, October 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has constituted a three member committee to review the issues and improvement work of Thar with the specific reference of drought in Thar.The Committee comprises Secretary Planning, Secretary Implementation and Coordination and Commissioner Mirpurkhas. The Chief Secretary passed these directives while presiding over a meeting on drought and other issues in Thar area.

The meeting reviewed various matters of Thar including provision of weat to the deserving people, supply of fodder for cattles, water supply and medical services, role of NGOs and sevices being rendered by the Govt.

The 3 member committee would sought reports from various departments including health, food, agriculture, public health engineering, planning and Development, livestock to submit their details of projects being carried out in Thar.

SMBR Muhammad Hussain Syed.,Secretary Live Stock Suhail Akbar Shah., Secretary Planning Dr.Sheerin Mustafa., Secretar Energy Rashid Hussain Kazi, Secretary Information Abdul Rasheed Solangi., Secretary Food Dr.Nawaz Shaikh and other senior officers including Commissioners of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas. The Three member Committee would study the characteristics to create the Thar Development Plan for onward submission to Sindh Government.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Notification

Karachi, October 03, 2018 (PPI-OT): Services, General Administration and Coordination Department Government of Sindh has notified that Mr. Farrukh Habib, an officer of Ex-PCS (BS-20), Director General, Provincial Ombudsman (Mohtasib) Secretariat, Sindh, is transferred and posted with immediate effect and until further orders as Secretary, Provincial Ombudsman (Mohtasib) Secretariat, Sindh, vice Ms. Lubna Salahuddin, an officer of Ex-PCS (BS-20), transferred and directed to report to Services, General Administration and Coordination Department.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Minister takes of corruption in Revenue Department

Karachi, September 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Revenue and Relief Makhdoom Mehboob uz Zaman has taken notice over the news has been published in a number of Press and the Minister Concerned has taken notice and warned the culprit officers and Officials of Revenue Department to avoid such practice otherwise he will taken strained action against officers/officials of Revenue Department who are involved in malpractices and given huge lose to government structure.

Protesters claimed that Mukhtiarkar Qasimabad office demanding bribes for every business related to their office. Corruption is on its peak in all revenue offices of Hyderabad. They blamed that employees of Mukhtiarkar Qasimabad office receiving 12 to 15 thousand to issue sell certificate while the original government fees is just 500 rupees.

Minister Revenue and Relief Sindh, Makhdoom Mehboob Zaman directed secretary revenue department to probe complains and submit report as soon as possible. We cannot tolerate any act of corruption or disobedience causing huge defamation of whole Revenue department. All such black sheep of revenue department will be treated with iron hands and their services will be terminated. Minister Revenue and Relief Sindh, Makhdoom Mehboob Zaman in his statement ensures the estate agents that their issues and complains will be redress soon.

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Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Bio metric system being introduce to ensure attendance of the employees: Dr. Azra Pechuho

Karachi, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial minister for Health and Population Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has said that the health department is a difficult department and it faces multiple challenges, however to meet the challenges we have a panel of experts to restructuring , reshaping and for roadmap in the department . This she said while addressing a press conference here in her office on Wednesday. She added, ‘ We are working on a software to monitor and to keep a vigilant check on the performance of lady health workers/ supervisors and other medical staff while measures are being taken to make EPI program more effective. They will be provided smart cell phones in order to check their performance’.

Provincial health minister dr. Azra Pechuho said that the posts of medical superintendents, DHOs and others would be filled after proper tests, adding that she assured that she would maintain transparency in the department. She was of the opinion that the MOUs through Public Private Partnerships would be reviewed as their period ended.

She further said that the people of Sindh are enlightened and they know that there should be certain gap in births and in this way we can overcome the menace of population. Replying to a query she said that in next fiscal year the vertical programs might be regularized. She said that to ensure the attendance in health department the bio metric system was being introduced and the employees had been given 15th September the last date for the purpose. She said that recently she had visited many government hospitals but she was not satisfied with their performance.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Advisor to CM Sindh rejects PTI propaganda about dams

Karachi, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Advisor to CM Sindh on Information, Law and Anti Corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, has decried the propaganda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf about the number of dams and reservoirs made by the KP Government during 2013-18 term.

Speaking to newsmen after meeting with a delegation of Sindh Small Dams Organization, Barrister Murtaza Wahab mentioned that while “350 dams in province of KP is a pipe dream of PTI, we can proudly show to the world that 60 small dams, bunds and weirs have been completed in the province where as 21 dams of similar size and nature are in process of construction”. These projects have been completed in the hilly areas of the province namely Nangarparkar in District Mithi, and Kohistan areas of Dadu and Jamshoro.

“The province has a cultivable area of 20 million acres of which around 64% comes under the command of barrage irrigation. Of the remaining 7.2 million acres, the provincial government is working towards rain harvesting by mean of small dams”. The provincial government is estimating a cost of Rs. 12.2 billion on these dams and reservoirs, which will help our agriculture and water needs of the province. With this spending, the province will have 122 dams over the course of next few years.

According to Barrister Murtaza, “I challenge the PTI propaganda cell to arrange a visit of the reservoirs made in KP province for the media. We are very happy to host and show all the reservoirs we have made in the province during the last 10 years”. Barrister Murtaza Wahab added that the number of total proposed dams stands at 122 and the provincial government is committed to accomplish all the dams at the earliest so as to end water crisis in the province.

Under the ADP schemes, the dams which have been completed are Ranpur bund, Mulji, Bhodesar Tank, Khararo Bund, Tobirio Tank, Lakhy-Jo-Wandio, Salari, Makhi, Rani Kot, Bandhani-I, Taki, Maliriri, Mohan, Ashoro Kuch, Suku, Koteri, Thado-II, Langheji, Nai-Mango, Kalu-1, Jharando, Sari, Malir Memon Goth Weir, Kataro, Meer Chakar, Mole Nadi, German Dhoro, Ranpathani and others.

While the small dams under PSDP are: Naryasar, Ghartiari, Gordhro Bhatiani, Jhinjsar, Lakar Khadio, Khuwara in Nagarparkar-Mithi, Shori, Kukrani, Bandhani-II, Khurbi, Ding Dhoro, Buri in Kohistan-I Dadu and Mullan, Bazkhando, Gaddap, Khand Dhoro, Ullar-Rahuja, Upper Mole, German Dhoro, Ranpathani, Liyari and Watan Wari.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk