Murtaza Wahab vows to enhance Karachi's healthcare facilities

Mayor says 14 hospitals under Karachi Metropolitan Corporation improved in past year


APP June 25, 2024

KARACHI:

Karachi Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab, has stated that their goal is to improve healthcare facilities to provide relief to people during times of inflation, and they remain committed to this objective. 

He expressed these views while speaking to media representatives on Monday after inaugurating the dental unit and nursery facilities at Gizri Maternity Home.

Wahab mentioned that over the past year, 14 hospitals under the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation have been improved, with assistance from the Sindh government of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He added that the journey of improvement in the city would continue in the same manner.

The mayor’s representative for political affairs, Karamullah Waqasi, and others were also present. He noted that this old hospital in Gizri was privatised at one time, and the private organisation was charging heavily for treatment.

When the KMC reactivated the hospital, significant changes began to take place. He emphasised their determination to improve the hospital, resulting in noticeable improvements.

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The mayor said that in Gizri Maternity Home, steps have been taken to improve the wards, and with the establishment of the dental unit and nursery, the facility will be able to serve the people of the area even better. 

He shared that in this hospital, OPD costs Rs20, and ultrasound is available for Rs150. Delivery services are provided for only Rs2,000, and root canal treatment for Rs500.

Wahab mentioned that they have improved the gynaecology ward of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and established a child health institution there. The dental system is running successfully in ASH, and since the appointment of the Jiyala mayor, the nursing department has been made operational.

Similarly, Sarfraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital was not operational, but facilities have now been provided there, including dental services and sugar tests.

He also highlighted that the leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party activated the nursing school at Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, which will improve the economic conditions of 130 families. 

He assured that the challenges faced over the past year have been overcome and that hospitals facing water issues will be addressed on a priority basis.

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