KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ibad Khan announced on Wednesday that a Cyclotron Unit is being provided to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) within six months for treatment of cancer patients. After provision of this equipment this institution will become the first state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre of its kind in Pakistan.
This he said during his visit to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) along with Provincial Health Minister Dr Mehtab Hussain Dahar.
Commissioner Karachi Asif Haider Shah, Executive Director JPMC Prof Dr Anis Bhatti, Dr Seemin Jamali, Dr Jawaid Jamali, Prof Tariq Mehmood and other senior faculty members were present.
The governor said that the doctors of this hospital have served the people of Pakistan in difficult times. He said this is why that most people have confidence in the healthcare facilities available in institution.
He said various development programs are being carried out in the healthcare, adding the role of Patient AID Foundation is appreciable in providing healthcare facilities to poor patients.
He said public confidence in institutions is the key for success of hospitals like the JPMC.
Dr Khan said the aim of his visit to the healthcare is to review the medical facilities being provided to the patients. He said steps will be taken to further improve standard of patient care in the healthcare.
He said proper cleanliness must be ensured in this major hospital during rush hours. He said food and medicines must be provided to patients free of cost.
He lauded the diagnostic facilities available in the hospital for poor patients. He said modern healthcare facilities are available for treatment of cancer patients in the institution.
He assured his full support to the hospital administration for smoothly running this healthcare. He said all technical support will be provided to the management in future to run the hospital in even better way.
Health Minister Mehtab Hussain Dahar said patients have been facing problems due to shortage of staff in the intuitions. He said efforts are under way to bring back the past glory of this hospital. He said steps are being taken to upgrade other small hospitals to minimize the burden on major hospitals across Sindh province.