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KARACHI: Sindh government has earmarked Rs. 300 billion for health sector against Rs. 227.8 billion last year with an increase of 32%.

In his budget speech on Friday, Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said the government of Sindh is focused on imparting quality medical education to the youth. For this purpose a provision of Rs.14.39 billion has been kept for FY2024-25.

With the increased grants, following new initiatives will be possible. Artificial Intelligence Systems have been planned to be installed at JPMC similar to that in use at John Hopkins Hospital and Harvard Medical Schools Mass General Hospital, he said, adding four new Chest Pain Units will soon be established at Nooriabad, Dadu, Shahdadkot and Islamkot.

Public-private partnership model: Sindh govt treats 6m children in public hospitals

A 60 bedded Paediatric Unit at Sobhraj Hospital Karachi, 80 bedded unit at Maternity and Child Hospital Azam Basti Karachi, and Intensive Care Units at Karachi, Larkana and Children Hospital at Mirpurkhas will be established next year.

Establishment of Cellular & Gene Therapy for Cancer Treatment at the Gambat Institute is planned. A first ever Public Sector Pharmaceutical Industry of Pakistan is also envisaged at Gambat. He said Rs. 235 million will be spent for free treatment of dialysis patients through 14 different institutes/ NGOs.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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KU Jun 15, 2024 10:42am
We see this allocation in every budget but how much of this money is actually used for healthcare? Can BR give an avg number of daily patients visiting public hospitals or hospital medical facilities?
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Usman Jun 15, 2024 03:42pm
Let the private sector do it.we need to get rid of govt doctors and nurses.they are good for nothing and taxpayerd end up paying there pensions.
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