Issues of district hospitals discussed at health conference

Minister says equipment worth Rs1b purchased for govt hospitals

Mohammad Zafar February 16, 2019
Minister says equipment worth Rs1b purchased for govt hospitals. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Provincial Health Minister Meer Naseebullah Marri said on Thursday his department is taking the necessary steps to improve healthcare facilities provided in the province.

The health minister also reviewed issues faced by the district hospitals and health officers at a health conference organised in the provincial capital on the directives of Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal.

Mari lauded the decision to organise the first-ever such moot in the history of province where district health officers shared their issues.

“Though the provincial government is fully aware of problems in all district hospitals and it is giving guidelines in order to start implementation and resolve issues in district hospitals,” he said while stressing upon doctors and health officers to play their role for revamping the health structure.

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“The provincial government has purchased equipment for government hospitals worth Rs1 billion while another Rs1 billion would be released for health machinery.” The minister added that district hospitals were given authority to purchase medicines, while necessary medicines for snake venom distributed in all DHQs.

Talking about the government’s initiative to hire doctors on contractual basis, Marri said doctors are being appointed to to fill the need of doctors in remote parts of Balochistan, while appointments would be cancelled of those doctors didn’t arrive in their districts.


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