NAB directed to probe corruption in health institutions


LARKANA: Sindh High Court Circuit Court, Larkana, has directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman to probe the issue by constituting team for examining the illegalities, corruption in health institutions of Larkana region without any delay.

“Such move shall ensure legal action against whosoever may be, if found guilty but this (move) shall not be exploited to cause harassment to innocents,” the order added. It further directed that the anti-corruption authorities shall cooperate with NAB. This order was passed in a constitutional petition filed by Nadir Khoso through his advocate Shamsuddin Abbasi, against Medical Superintendent, Chandka Medical College Hospital and others for deplorable conditions of public sector hospitals.

The court issued contempt notice to Chairman, Anti-corruption Establishment, Sindh, as none appeared on their behalf. Health Secretary was noticed for personal appearance along with comprehensive report on next hearing on October 29, 2015 at 11 am, with complete record of status of Sindh Health Care Commission Act, 2013 towards its full and complete enforcement, policy if any, on issue of handing over teaching hospitals to University(ies), rules/policy etc detailing mechanism for purchase of medicines with or without consultation of hospital’s management for which medicine is purchased and mechanism framed by the government regarding health facilities provided to the public in all sectors, MOU(s) as well relevant directions of PMDC.

Notice was also issued to Medical Superintendent & Principal, GMMMC & Hospital, Sukkur as it was also pointed out that PMDC has issued letter for derecognizing of GMMMC & Bibi Aseefa Dental College, Larkana, for insufficient available facilities. Dr Amanullah Jokhio, Pro VC, SMBBMU, CMC Principal Dr. Sher Mohammad Shaikh, Dr. Muneer Ahmed, CMCH MS, Dr. Mohammad Nasir Jalbani, DHO, Dr Ghulam Murtaza Soomro, Director, Health Services, Larkana Division, appeared in the court.