Min­is­ter warns DHOs, EPI for pro­vid­ing fake data on health in Balochis­tan

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

QUETTA—Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Health, Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch has urged Man­agers EPI and District Health Of­fi­cers (DHOs) to avoid com­pil­ing and sub­mit­ting fake data on health is­sues as say­ing fake data in this re­gard would not be ac­cepted.

He was ad­dress­ing a con­fer­ence held on An­nual Re­view Re­port of EPI Pro­gramme in Balochis­tan here. It was also at­tended by donor agency, GAVI coun­try chief, Hamid Raza, GAVI me­dia con­sul­tant, Huma Khawar, of­fi­cials of WHO, UNICEF and Health De­part­ment, Gov­ern­ment of Balochis­tan.

The Health Min­is­ter said: “There are com­plaints from the stake­hold­ers in­clud­ing the donor agen­cies that some EPI man­agers and DHOs were found com­pil­ing and sub­mit­ting fake agenda on health con­di­tion in their re­spec­tive district,” adding that fake data would af­fect fu­ture of our chil­dren as it dam­aged ef­forts be­ing put for rou­tine im­mu­niza­tion in Balochis­tan.

He said that rou­tine im­mu­niza­tion was a chal­lenge for Balochis­tan gov­ern­ment and added that how­ever, the gov­ern­ment would meet the chal­lenge de­spite dif­fi­cul­ties.

He thanked GAVI, WHO and UNICEF for ex­tend­ing their col­lab­o­ra­tion for rou­tine im­mu­niza­tion in Balochis­tan.

He said that Man­agers of EPI Pro­gramme, DHOs and all other stake­hold­ers would have to show com­mit­ment to en­sure com­plete im­ple­men­ta­tion of im­mu­niza­tion in the prov­ince.

He urged the Mangers of EPI Pro­gramme to reg­u­larly sub­mit their monthly re­view re­port to him be­sides in­form­ing him about any prob­lem and ob­sta­cle if they face in the way of im­ple­men­ta­tion of the pro­gramme.

He said that vac­cines were very ex­pen­sive but the donors had been pro­vid­ing it to Balochis­tan free of cost. He stressed the need to raise aware­ness over im­por­tance of vac­ci­na­tion among masses. Oth­ers who spoke among them were GAVI coun­try chief, Hamid Raza and Dr. Saa­dia Far­rukh.—APP

HY­DER­ABAD: Res­i­dents of Hali Road burn­ing tyres to protest against un­sched­uled load­shed­ding.

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