KHAIRPUR- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said here that his government has accorded priority to health and education by increasing budget of both the sectors.
He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of two newly-built blocks of Khairpur Civil Hospital. The CM on this occasion also laid the foundation stones of a cardiac centre to be built at an estimated cost of Rs460 million and a tuberculosis hospital, costing Rs160m.
Highlighting the performance of Sindh government, the chief minister said that 11 new universities, five major regional hospitals and 41 Taluka hospitals were established during the PPP rule. These major projects were undertaken in Khairpur, Shikarpur, Tharparkar, Larkana and Badin.
Besides, an engineering college and a medical university were set up in Larkana district, he added.
On this occasion, the CM announced that Bhutto campus of Mehran University of Engineering and Medical College, Khairpur will soon be granted the status of universities.
He said that two new blocks added to Sukkur Civil Hospital will have 50 beds emergency care, a trauma center, blood bank and related installations, besides MRI, CT, memography machines have also been provided to the hospital.
He also announced that Khairpur’s Medical Institute will be turned into a modern health care facility.
At the outset, chief minister lauded the services of Prof (Dr) Adib Rizvi and Dr Rahim Bukhsh Bhatti for their assistance to Sindh government in providing necessary health facilities to the masses.