Sindh Information Minister and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the provincial government has paid full attention to the three main government-run hospitals in Karachi, and as a result, the performance of this health care institution has improved a lot.
Speaking with media people here on Tuesday, he said new notices had been issued inappropriately to let the federal government take over administrative control of these public sector hospitals only to destroy them.
Shah said the inefficiencies of the federal government were known to everyone, because the “unqualified ruler” had failed in every sector. “The recent nationwide blackout is just one more example as several cities in the country have already had power cuts even though two days have passed.”
The Information Minister noted that hundreds of thousands of patients received health care services from the three main government-run hospitals in Karachi – Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and the National Institute of Children’s Health (NICH).
He said people not only from Sindh but from all over the country and even from abroad came to the health facility to get free treatment.
The Sindh government has appealed in court to retain control of the hospital, but the federal government has not even complied with the court’s directive, he said, adding that one of the court directives clearly stated that the provincial government should be replaced. costs incurred by him at this hospital, but the directive has not been implemented.
Shah said the PTI federal government’s actions in this regard were simply an attempt to deceive the public. He said the federal government had not made allocations in its budget that otherwise could be used to run the hospital for only a month.
He said that investigations and actions should be taken if irregularities had been carried out in NICVD affairs, but that the real cause was unduly defaming this health facility to make it controversial.
Responding to the request, he said a judicial investigation should be carried out to find out the true facts behind the recent nationwide blackouts.
Shah said the most puzzling aspect of the recent blackout was that the fault at the Guddu Power Station had affected the entire country and plunged it into darkness instead of just affecting the surrounding areas.
He said the spokesman for the ruling PTI often issued false statements, but did not mention the fact that Sindh was the only province that had installed its own transmission lines as the Nooriabad power station had supplied 100 megawatts of electricity to Karachi.
He said the Sindh government’s good deeds were never appreciated by PTI; on the contrary, it caused discomfort to the ruling party in the province.
For a question, he said former president Asif Ali Zardari had been transferred to the hospital because he had been feeling unwell over the past few days. He said Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had clarified that the aim of the upcoming long march is Islamabad. “I am a political worker because I will drink tea, eat pizza, or even settle for daal rooti, but I will line up in Islamabad whenever an order comes from us. [party’s] chairman, “he said.
What is PTI thinking
Pakistani leaders Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh say the performance of the NICVD has been undermined due to allegations of massive corruption, mismanagement and nepotism, and the main culprit in this is the political appointments made by the Sindh government on health institutions.
The head of the PTI parliament at the Sindh Haleem Session Adil Shaikh, in a press conference outside the assembly building, accused the provincial government’s corruption of even gobbling up heart patient funds, as evidenced by the mega corruption and poor state of the NICVD.
“When the Sindh government was asked about its achievements, they mentioned the performance of the NICVD, but in reality, health facilities have become a hotbed of corruption and mismanagement,” said Sheikh who is also the vice president of the PTI center.
He said PPP supremo Bilawal Zardari delivered a fierce speech during the Pakistan Demcorac Movement sit-in, “but the provincial government of its own political party in Sindh did not even set aside the funds allocated to care for corruption and looting”.
The PTI leadership also accused the PPP-led Provincial Government of being involved in corruption through fake bank accounts, money laundering and fake appointments in several departments, including in the fields of education, health, local government and income. The PPP strongly rejects all these allegations without any basis.
“Forestry department land has been encroached on, while pension funds are corrupt,” he claimed. Sheikh said that the majority of the population in the province live below the poverty line and are forced to drink mixed sewage water.