QUETTA: Balochistan caretaker Chief Minister Allauddin Marri has said that despite previous government’s claims about spending billions of rupees on the health sector, health facilities are not satisfactory in the province.
The chief minister made these remarks while visiting Mufti Mehmood Memorial Hospital in Kuchlak on Sunday.
He expressed his annoyance over the absence of doctors and medical staff in the hospital.
He said that despite spending a major share of the provincial budget by the previous government on the health sector, the plight of government hospitals had remained unchanged.
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“Doctors and paramedical staff are getting their salary on time, but they don’t perform their duty and are not fulfilling their responsibilities towards their profession,” the chief minister said. Mr Marri suspended the medical superintendent and medical staff of Mufti Mehmood Memorial Hospital and directed health officials to issue show-cause notices to all staff members.
“Millions of rupees have been spent on the government hospital located on the National Highway, but negligence of our doctors and paramedical staff have forced the poor people to visit private hospitals which the poor people of the province could not afford because of high charges there.
He also expressed his indignation at worse cleanliness conditions in the hospital and at the operation theatre and directed the health secretary to submit a report to him on the hospital.
Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2018