KARACHI Jan 01 (TNS): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Sciences (SASIMS) Sehwan is most important health and teaching facility located on the Indus Highway, therefore it must be made as one of the prestigious institutes in terms of health services, medical facilities and producing good nurses and other para-medical staff.
This he said while presiding over a 3rd meeting of Board of Governors of SASIMS here at the CM House today. The meeting was attended by Minister Health Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Principal Secretary to CM Sohial Rajput, Secretary Health Fazal Pechuho, Director SASIMS Dr. Moinuddin Siddiqui, Member BoGs Syed Asif Ali Shah, Dr. Ahsan Siddiqui, Mr. Manzoor Soomro, Dr. Raheem Bux Bhatti, Director GIMS Gambat Dr. Manzoor Hussain Bhatti Representative of Academic Council Mr. Karamullah Babar Lorahi Admin Officer SASIMS.
The board took number of decisions such as purchase of MRI and CT Scan for which the chief minister approved an amount of Rs90 million. The board also decided to construct compound wall around 100 acres plot allotted to the institute by the government. The chief minister approving Rs30 million for construction of compound wall directed deputy commissioner Jamsoro to remove all the encroachments near the plot and from different parts of the city. “The encroachments not only cause traffic jam issues but deface the area and the city, therefore it must be removed,” he said.
The board also approved appointment of non-SNE staff including one diabetic specialist, 30 staff nurses, 14 lady health workers, 40 sanitary workers, 20 ward servants, 20 naib qasids and such other staff.
The chief minister directed the director of the institute to appoint internal auditor. Internal audit would keep the record straight. “We have to work sincerely and honestly for the people of this province,” he said.
The board also approved establishment of Nursing school for female. Initially, a batch of 20 students would be selected. “The standard of nursing school must be maintained at the level of top institutes of the country,” the chief minister directed.
The chief minister was informed that the satellite of NICVD has been established in three major wards; therefore the institute needs another building to continue its approved projects and health services. The chief minister with the consent of the board approved construction of three major wards, a hostel and such other buildings. He directed the head of the institute to prepare a scheme for the building for approval and submit the same with P&D department. “I’ll arrange funds for the purpose,” he said.
The board also discussed and approved the establishment of canteen for the institute. The chief minister directed the institute administration to establish a canteen with best quality food and the staff of the institute may be given food on subsidy.
The board also approved purchase of incinerator, water ultra-filtration plant and PCR machine for hepatitis –B & C diagnosis. The chief minister said that the NICVD Satellite would be inaugurated within next week.