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Sindh govt providing financial cooperation to KMC: Jam Khan Shoro

12 August, 2016

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro said the Sindh government providing financial cooperation to KMC and other organizations and it will continue to do so but these organizations will now have to improve their performance.

He expressed these views while addressing the ceremony held in the KMC Nazeer Hussain Kidney Centre for provision of medicines amounting to Rs17million to 13 major hospitals of KMC and while talking to the media afterwards.

Sindh’s chief minister has released special grant of Rs17million on the report of shortage of medicines and other necessities in 13 KMC run hospitals and more grant will be released for next fiscal year so that there should be no shortage of medicines for patients in these hospitals.

Practical work on Rs10billion worth uplift projects for Karachi has been started in the next financial year budget and for this December 2016 deadline has been received from Chief Minister Sindh.

We hope all these projects would be completed within the scheduled time. A board was being constituted for the hospitals in Karachi run under the control of local government ministry to bring improvement in their condition and to solve their problems.

KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Central Captain Fariduddin Mustafa Senior Director Medical Services Dr. Muhammad Ali Abbasi, all medical superintendents of KMC hospitals and others were present on this occasion.

Speaking on this occasion the provincial minister said when he visited first time KMC run hospitals after taking charge of provincial minister he noticed the shortage of medicines and other necessary things and the problems facing by these institutions. He said he then immediately suggested forming a board for these hospitals.

The minister for local government said the KMC Administrator submitted the summary of the suspended provision of the medicines due to the scarcity of funds since last five years on which he himself not only get the grant of Rs17million for provision of medicines to KMC hospitals approved from the Chief Minister of Sindh but also purchased medicines worth over Rs15million out of this grant now and these medicines were being handed over to the medical superintendents of these hospitals.

He said the Sindh government was presently releasing Rs500million grant on monthly basis to KMC and we want to seek a permanent solution for this.

KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed in his speech thanked the provincial minister for local government that he took the notice of suspension of provision of medicines to 13 major KMC hospitals since last five years and released the special grant on their request.

He said he would ask the provincial minister to also release the funds required for further one for uninterrupted supply of medicines to these hospitals so that the trust of patients could be restored on medical institutions run by the government.

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