Three major hospitals to be handed over to private sector

KARACHI: Parliamentary Affairs Environment and Costal Development Provincial Minister and Sindh Health Advisory Board Chairman, Dr Sikander Ali Mandhro on Friday said a plan has been devised to provide latest and quality medical facilities to the general public in government hospitals in Sindh with the coordination of well known private institutions associated with health services.
He informed while chairing a meeting at the Sindh Assembly building. Sindh Health Secretary Iqbal Hussain Durrani, officials of Sindh Advisory Board, representatives of Indus Hospital & Bahria Foundation and senior officers of law department were also present. 
The provincial minister said that the Sindh government wanted to take advantage from services and experiences of well known private health institutions in order to upgrade health delivery systems in government hospitals of Sindh. 
It was decided in the meeting that Lyari General Hospital, Civil Hospital Hyderabad and District Headquarter Hospital in Badin would be handed over to the private sector in first phase.
In this connection, the government would authorise the private sector to spend annual funds of these hospitals, while the private sector would provide financial and manpower like well qualified doctors, medicines, medical staff, services and administrative affairs.
It was also decided in the meeting that the board comprising medical experts, public representatives and philanthropists would be formed to look after administrative and medical services affairs. 
It was further decided in the meeting that representatives of private institutions would present their report within 10 days in next meeting after reviewing the affairs of these hospitals, after which the government and private institutions would sign an agreement.

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