Delegation of Indus Hospital tells CM: 14 pc of patients treated at Indus Hospital hail from Balochistan

Jam Kamal says Govt. paying special attention to health sector; trauma and emergency centers being set up at highways; non-functional surgery units of district hospitals made operational; cancer unit being established at Sheikh Zayed Hospital

A representative delegation of Indus Hospital Karachi called on the Chief Minister, Jam Kamal Khan here on Monday.

Also present in the meeting were the Provincial Minister for Health, Mir Naseebullah Marri, chairperson of the Standing Committee of Balochistan Assembly for Health, Dr. Rubaba Buledi, Member Provincial Assembly, Qadir Nayal, besides other concerned high ups.

During the meeting, the Chief Executive Officer of Indus Hospital Dr. Abdul Bari briefed the meeting about overall functioning of the Indus Hospital.

Dr. Abdul Bari said that every year some 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer at the world level, which is also the major cause of their death. However, the health centers are very limited to tackle the disease, he added.

He informed that the ratio of patients brought in the Pediatric Oncology Unit of the Indus Hospital from Balochistan is around 14 percent out of the total patients of the country treated there.

He also briefed the Chief Minister about the district wise patients of cancer in the Hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the provincial government is resolving the issues related to health on priority basis. With launching of the Balochistan Awami Endowment Fund, best medical care facilities are being provided to the general public.

Moreover, the development projects of construction of nursing schools have also been started under the annual development programme of the province for current financial year.

He said that a cancer unit is also being established in the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in order to treat and care the cancer patients.

While on the other hand, the emergency and trauma centers are being established at the national highways of the province, he maintained.

He said that health is a very serious matter in which no carelessness and negligence would be tolerated at all.

He said that non-functional surgery units have been made functional in the district headquarter hospitals all over the province. Similarly, the attendance of doctors and paramedical staff is also being ensured at their respective workplaces so that best possible medical treatment facilities are made available to the people at their doorstep, he maintained.