Health minister demand more force for security of polio teams

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Tuesday urged the Chief Secretary Sindh to provide additional police force for security of polio teams in Karachi because there is a dire need to launch a hectic campaign against polio on war footing basis.

He said that polio cases were detected in Karachi and Polio must be erected in metropolitan city. To ensure the drive a success chief secretary, minister health and secretary health Sindh have delegated their powers to Commissioner Karachi to take against health officials who are found involved in negligence while performing their polio duties.

Meanwhile, Mehtab will hold meetings in different parts of the province to see on grounds realities regarding health care facilities in interior Sindh. He said all efforts will be made to provide better health care facilities to the people. Ten long absent doctors were called for personal hearing, out of which only two doctors appeared before minister health. Over the situation, the minister for health directed to secretary health to take strict action against absent doctors and issue final show cause notices to them and if they failed to comply with the order, they might be removed from their service.