Health sector to be given top priority in next budget: Nasir Hussain

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By Kaleem Khan Kakar Penaezai

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the major focus of the Sindh government in the forthcoming budget would be on the health sector. The provincial information minister said that in view of the situation emerged after the outbreak of the coronavirus, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had also asked the Sindh Chief Minister to give priority to the health sector in the forthcoming budget.

He said that although the Sindh government had done a lot of work in the health sector in the past, but in the aftermath of the spread of the voronavirus, there was a need to focus more on the that sector. Shah said that there were already a lot of achievements of Sindh government regarding the improvement in the health sector which included the upgradation of all the basic health units, district health units, as well as the extension in National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in other districts, along with the use of cyber knife technology to treat cancer patients.

The provincial information minister said that besides this, the Sindh government was also constantly supporting the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation in which people not only from Sindh but also from all over the country come for treatment.

Shah further said that it was also wrong to say that the Sindh government focused only on major cities in terms of providing facilities.

He said that this was not the case at all, because now the branches of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, as well as, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation had also been opened in other districts of Sindh besides Karachi.

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