Action likely against unregistered hospitals


KARACHI: Provincial Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Tuesday directed the secretary health to start general specialization in government male nursing schools to facilitate the students.

This he said while taking notice to a news item appeared in a section of the press that there was no facility of general specialization in government nursing schools. He also directed director nursing to approach to Pakistan Nursing Council to get proper permission for the purpose.

He also took notice of a large number of unregistered hospitals, clinics and maternity homes in Hyderabad and directed the special secretary to initiate action against them and bring them into legal frame so that they might not get undue benefit.

He said it is alarming that a large number of unregistered hospitals, clinics and maternity homes are working and in some cases quacks are running those hospitals. Besides this, the minister also directed Dr Masood Solangi in-charge Dengue Program to undertake effective measures for spray against dengue virus because it was peak season of breeding of dengue mosquitoes.

He informed that supplementary immunization activity against polio would be launched from 28 October to 31 October and it would be conducted in 22 Union councils of 5 towns, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gadap, Gulberg, Liaquatabad and North Karachi. “More than 300,000 children under 5 years of age will be administered polio drops,” he concluded.