Govt pro­vid­ing suf­fi­cient health­care in Thar: CM Sindh

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

- Sindh Chief Min­is­ter Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wed­nes­day said that Sindh govern­ment was un­nec­es­sar­ily be­ing crit­i­cized over the in­fant death is­sue in Thar de­spite the fact that his govern­ment pro­vided suf­fi­cient health fa­cil­i­ties in Tharparkar district.

This he said while ad­dress­ing mem­bers of Sindh High Court Bar As­so­ci­a­tion (SHCBA) at new build­ing of Sindh High Court.

He said that Sindh govern­ment had been pro­vid­ing wheat to af­fected fam­i­lies of the Thar for the last five years while one bag of wheat was be­ing given to each fam­ily on monthly ba­sis free of cost. "Over 1.6 pop­u­la­tion of Thar has taken the ben­e­fit of this pro­gramme," he said.

The chief min­is­ter said that his govern­ment had in­stalled 400 Re­verse Os­mo­sis (RO) plants in Thar, adding that one plant was sup­ply­ing sweet drink­ing wa­ter to 10,000 peo­ple.

He an­nounced that 400 more RO plants would be in­stalled there by the end of this year through which drink­ing wa­ter would be sup­plied to 1 mil­lion to 1.6 mil­lion peo­ple.

He claimed that best health­care fa­cil­i­ties were pro­vided to the Mithi district head­quar­ters hos­pi­tal with air-con­di­tioned rooms and 24 in­cu­ba­tors, which were not even avail­able in Karachi in such a large num­ber. Be­sides, he said, mo­bile dis­pen­saries were also pro­vided while 49 ba­sic health units were set-up, which were pro­vid­ing health fa­cil­i­ties round the clock. He an­nounced a grant of Rs 10 mil­lion for the SHCBA. He also promised to re­solve the is­sue of im­po­si­tion of Ser­vices Tax on the lawyers.

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