Shikarpur tragedy: Minister defends ‘swift response’ of health dept

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the response of health department was rapid and swift as Shikarpur bomb blast incident occurred and ambulances of the department reached on the incident spot within 15 minutes.

In a handout here on Saturday, he said that emergency was declared in all government and private hospitals of Shikarpur and Larkana and well-equipped ambulances from Larkana and Sukkur also reached on the spot.

He claimed all medical staff was called on the duty and were asked to donate blood themselves to save the lives of the injured before civil society comes forward and they did so.

Jam Mehtab assured that there was sufficient stock of medicines and blood in government hospitals and all private hospitals were also taken on board. “To save the lives of seriously injured of bomb blast, 14 injured were flew to Karachi’ s best hospitals by PAF C-130 plane.”

He said that on the directives of Chief Minister Sindh all expenses of treatment of injured of Shikarpur bomb blast would be borne by Sindh Government. “

Presently 11 injured of Shikarpur bomb blast are in Sukkur, 4 in CMH Panu Aqil, 2 in Shikarpur and 4 in Larkana and being treated and mostly are in stable condition, he said.

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