By Kaleem Khan Kakar Penaezai
KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuhu announced yesterday that the provincial government has decided to set up six new infectious diseases’ hospitals in the province.
She along with the provincial chief secretary chaired a meeting to review progress on the health department’s different schemes.
88 schemes will see the light of day by December 2020, the participants were informed.
The meeting approved a grant of Rs180 million for upgradation of an intensive care unit at LUMS Jamshoro. Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah said funds are being disbursed to the health department in view of the pandemic.
Azra Pechuhu said a consultant will be appointed for infectious diseases’ hospitals, adding a 400-bed infectious diseases’ hospital will soon be functional in the port city. She further announced that an institution is being set up to train paramedical staff.