Rea­son­able pack­ages for health care providers be­ing con­sid­ered: Min­is­ter

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

KARACHI—Sindh Min­is­ter for Health Jam Me­htab Hus­sain Da­har has said that nurses, mid­wives, lady health vis­i­tors and vac­ci­na­tors are back­bone of health de­liv­ery sys­tem and rea­son­able pack­ages are un­der con­sid­er­a­tion for them.

He said that we are try­ing to build a bet­ter in­di­vid­ual mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion sys­tem to get de­sired re­sults in col­lab­o­ra­tion with USAID’s Mis­sion. This he said while pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing with USAID ‘s Mis­sion here in Sindh Sec­re­tariat.

USAID’s Mis­sion Team Leader Ms Mon­ica, Deputy Direc­tor Car­rie Ras­mussen, Sec­re­tary Health Ahmed Bux Narejo and DG Health Hasan Mu­rad Shah also at­tended the meet­ing.

He sug­gested that for ca­pac­ity build­ing pur­pose, short cour­ses for med­i­cal staff in terms of pre­ven­tive health care should be ini­ti­ated and to ad­dress the is­sue of acute mal­nu­tri­tion was the need of the hour and op­er­a­tional amount would be in­creased in com­ing bud­get.

The USAID team leader also sug­gested to re-or­ga­nize DG Health of­fice in terms of strength­en­ing of hu­man re­sources, tech­ni­cal and lo­gis­tic sup­port and co­or­di­na­tion so that the ef­facy of ser­vice de­liv­ery sys­tem might be im­proved.

Both sides agreed upon to im­prove co­or­di­na­tion be­tween Sindh Health Depart­ment and USAID to pro­vide bet­ter health fa­cil­i­ties to the mother and newly born chil­dren. The Min­is­ter added Health depart­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with USAID has pro­vided 550 mo­tor­bikes to 11 low per­form­ing dis­tricts.

He said that he has re­quested USAID Mis­sion to pro­vide atleast 350 jeeps for Tharparkar, Khair­pur, Shah­dad­kot and Jamshoro for LHW pro­gram to re­vi­tal­ize and strengthen its com­mu­nity based Family Plan­ning and Pri­mary Health Care ser­vices.—APP

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