KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has directed the health department to improve health services across the province to control the infant mortality and the maternal mortality rates. “This should be taken as a target and I want tangible results,” said the chief minister, at a meeting with officials of the health department at CM House on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by finance minister Murad Ali Shah, health minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, and other officials. The health secretary said that the infant mortality rate was recorded at 74 out of 1,000 live births during 2013-2014. “Under the millennium development goals this will be brought down to 40,” he said. The CM, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the figures and urged the health department to make concerted efforts to improve the health standards in the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2015.
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