Bilawal Bhutto promises best healthcare facilities

PPP chief inaugurates surgical complex at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College in Karachi

By: News Desk
Published: 10:02 PM, 14 Feb, 2022
Bilawal Bhutto promises best healthcare facilities
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said the Sindh government has been making efforts to provide the people with the best treatment facilities, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Monday.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of a surgical complex at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College in Karachi, he said the idea of public-private partnership was put forward by Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed).

He heaped praise on the PPP government and said exemplary work is going on under the public-private partnership for better healthcare service delivery.

He laid stress on working hard to achieve the target of public healthcare betterment with limited resources. He said free treatment is being provided in the hospital

The PPP chief inaugurated a nine-storey surgical complex with 500 beds and 18 state-of-the-art option theaters at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College in Karachi. He said food will also be provided to the people.

Bilawal Bhutto also inspected various departments of the surgical complex. The complex will also have an OPD to examine up to 4,500 patients. All operations and treatment at Jinnah Hospital's Surgical Complex will be absolutely free.

Last month, the provincial cabinet approved Rs58 billion for nine different ongoing projects under public-private partnership to clear their liabilities and grant of Rs4bn to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).

The cabinet approved the release of Rs4b immediately and the rest would be released later. The health department told the cabinet that it was facing an acute shortage of administratively skilled and dynamic BS-20 officers, for their posting as district health officers (DHOs) in various districts for effective performance as head of district health administration.