'Health sector to have website' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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‘Health sector to have website’

KARACHI: A presentation was held on Tuesday regarding the introduction of health officials and the projects being undertaken by them. Senior Provincial Minister for Health and Coordination, Syed Sardar Ahmed, was briefed by Secretary Health, Dr Naushad Sheikh through the presentation. According to the ministry sources, the minister suggested that the health department should have a website where information and all the necessary details about medical projects, health institutes, medical colleges and basic health units could be found.He said that the health department claims a high budget every year, but the unavailability of health facility to the common man is a general complain. Unhygienic conditions prevail in all pubic hospitals which also add to the miseries of the patients.

The health minister pointed out that due to overcrowding of patients at hospitals, doctors are unable to give them proper attention, and ultimately the patients have to turn to private hospitals. These hospitals provide better facilities, but are beyond majority’s fiscal powers. Sardar added that the department must strive to resolve these complaints through putting in hard work and making stronger relationships between the different units within the department. He said that rural health units must work effectively so that the public may feel the change.
Source: The News
Date:9/27/2006