KARACHI: Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Sciences (SASIMS), Sehwan must be equipped with necessary gadgets and staff before the advent of Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalanadar, otherwise necessary arrangements be made to make necessary staff and ambulances available during the Urs.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while presiding over a meeting of Board of Governors of Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Science, Sehwan. The meeting was attended Minister Health & Chairman Board of Governors Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Principal Secretary to CM Naveed Kamran Baloch, Secretary Health Dr Fazlullah Pechuho, Secretary Works Aijaz Memon, Commissioner Hyderabad Sohail Rajput, Director of the Institute Dr Moinuddin Siddiqui, Superintendent Enegineer Akhtar Dawach, DC Jamshoro and others.
The chief minister was told that the construction of hospital block, 122 flats, renovation of existing block, construction of Casualty are in progress at a cost of Rs321 million. The chief minister directed SE Dawach to move to Sehwan and stay there for 15 days to complete the project. “This is very serious and I visited last week and found work was stopped, this is unacceptable,” he said and added that next week he would pay surprise visit of the institute to personally watch the progress of the work.
The Director of the Institute said that he had only three dialysis machine which do not cater to the growing work load. He added that around 100 patients of dialysis visit the hospital. On this the chief minister directed minister health to arrange three more machines for the institute.
The issue of shortage of staff and ambulances was also discussed in the meeting. The chief minister with the approval of the board allowed the induction of around 96 staff members, including specialists, doctors and para-medical staff. The selection of the staff must be made through selection board.
The board also allowed the director institute to start training courses for para-medical staff, nurses and technicians so that the institute could generate its staff. “I want the institute must start functioning at the earliest,” he said and directed the secretary health to arrange at least eight ambulances for the institute.
The chief minister said that he wants to start the institute before Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in case the institute takes time , then necessary arrangements for doctors, para-medical staff and other equipments be arranged before the Urs.