4000 doctors being recruited to fill the gap in rural areas: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar

Karachi, May 16, 2016 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Sindh Health Department is recruiting almost 4000 doctors through Sindh Public Service Commission on merit to fulfil the gap in rural areas and these doctors will be assigned in their respective UCs and no transferred till 3 years. This he said while talking to a delegation of World Food Program here in his office on Monday.

Head of Provincial Office Aline Rumonge, Secretary Health Ahmed Bux Narejo, DG Health Hassan Murad Shah and Dr. Mazhar Khamisani also attended the meeting. The Health Minister told that so far 439000 children were direct beneficiaries of the World Food Program and the program was being implemented by LHWs with technical support of Nutrition cell since 2013.

He added, ‘ Floods in 2010 created food insecurity, however the Sindh government is working in multi-sectoral at various level to provide food security to the people and we try our best to respond to emergency situations’. Ms Aline informed the Provincial Minister Health that World Food Program Pakistan had extended its cooperation with Health Department and was going to launch its nutrition program in more districts of Sindh.

It is to mention here that the Provincial Minister Health paid a surprise visit to Government Hospital Liaquatabad and found many staff members on French leave. They were called for personal hearing in Minister office today. Two doctors and eight paramedics appeared for personal hearing. MS Dr. Asad ullah was also present on the occasion.

The Health Minister gave them last warning and directed MS to keep an eye on absent staff and ensure staffers attendance. He directed MS to make surgical, paeds and nursing wards functional and make proper arrangements for heat stroke affected patients and established separate shades and wards for them.

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