Govt to treat all in­jured for free in Sindh: Pro­posed bill

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KARACHI: The Sindh cabi­net on Mon­day ap­proved the 'In­jured Per­sons Treat­ment Bill' and an­nounced that the gov­ern­ment would bear all the costs for treat­ment of in­jured peo­ple across the prov­ince.

"The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment will bear the cost re­gard­less of the sta­tus of the hospi­tal - whether pub­lic or pri­vate - or na­ture of the in­jury - whether in an ac­ci­dent, calamity or any other in­ci­dent," the cabi­net was ap­prised in the meet­ing presided over by Pro­vin­cial Chief Min­is­ter Mu­rad Ali Shah at New Sec­re­tariat in Karachi.

The law, first of its kind in the coun­try, would be ap­pli­ca­ble all over the prov­ince, it added.

The fo­rum de­cided that no health fa­cil­ity would be given the sta­tus of a hospi­tal, un­less it had a fa­cil­ity for emer­gency treat­ment. "Each hospi­tal must have two am­bu­lances," the In­jured Per­sons Treat­ment Bill stated.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Plan­ning, Devel­op­ment & Re­form and Statis­tics Di­vi­sion, Makhdoom Khusro Bakht­yar chair­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion by Statis­ticsDi­vi­sions, here Mon­day. Sec­re­tary Statis­tics Di­vi­sion Ms. Shaista So­hail is also seen in the pic­ture. - PID photo

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