KARACHI: This is about the dismal state of affairs at the Public Health School in Karachi. There seems be no administration in place and the institute is in ruins owing to the unprofessional attitude of those in charge. A former principal at the institute had members of her family, including her sister appointed as vice-principal (who has now taken over as principal after her sister’s retirement). For years, the Public Health School has been run as a family enterprise given the influential bureaucratic pull that those in charge have with the Sindh government.
The employees are treated more as personal servants than anything else. Despite the matter being brought to the notice of the authorities concerned repeatedly, no step has been taken to improve the state of affairs at the place. Necessary action must be taken, and soon, in order to improve the state of affairs at the institute, as the future of the nurses and by extension their patients, has been put at stake and for too long.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2015.