PDMA to distribute 50,000 blankets and other commodities

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the PDMA to distribute 50,000 blankets, especially among the pregnant women, children under 5, before advent of winter season. “The installation of 1100 hand-pumps in the drought affected areas of Dadu/ Jamshoro and Thatta districts for which Rs.195 million have already been sanctioned must be completed in shortest possible time.”S

These directives he issued while presiding over a review- meeting of relief activities being carried out by Sindh Government at the Tharparkar district, here at CM House on Friday.

Referring the briefing given by Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Dahar in which a comparative mortality report compiled by MICS was presented the chief minister noticed that infant mortality ratio of district Tharparkar was considerably less than the other developed districts of Punjab.
It may be noted that the infant mortality ration stand at 100 children a year in Faisalabad is double than the IMR of district Tharparkar.
He said that even the death ratio in Sargodha district was much higher than Tharparkar but the political opponents have unleashed a propaganda against the Sindh government for their vested interest.

Chief Minister further said that the third party validation conducted by Aga Khan Hospital into the childrens death revealed that pre-mature deliveries, underweight babies, Sepsis, infection of Umbilical cord, pneumonia were the real causes of childrens death but media was projecting baseless causes. “I have also noticed the names of children died one or two week before are being repeatedly published just to create hue and cry and to malign the government,” the chief minister observed.
He said that all required health facilities have been provided at the district hospital Mithi and all Taluka hospitals of district Tharparkar. He said that effectiveness of the district hospital Mithi can be gauged from the fact that its daily OPD is crossing the number of 1400 patients. However, he made it clear that Sindh Government still taking drastic steps to enhance the capacity building of the existing hospitals.
The Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that 23 new vehicles and 550 motorcycles have been dispatched to district Tharparkar yesterday and today respectively to mobilize the health officials to provide health facilities to the people of Thar at their doorsteps. Besides four other ambulances were also being sent to the Tharparkar district.
The Chief Minister Sindh addressing the meeting directed the health management to establish 50 birth stations with trained community midwives to avoid the delivery complications. ” I want you (health dept) to extend the working hours of BHUs in the district to ensure prompt health facilities.

The Chief Minister Sindh pointing out the upcoming coldwave said that Tharparkar is faced was extreme variation of temperature which and exert negative impact on human health. In order to avoid this situation, he directed the official concerned to distribute at least 50,000 blankets especially among the pregnant women, children under 5 years of age who have been identified in the survey conducted by health department.
The Chief Minister Sindh also directed the managements of PDMA to install 1100 hand-pumps in the drought affected areas of Dadu/ Jamshoro and Thatta districts for which Rs.195 million have already been sanctioned.
The Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Dahar while briefing the meeting said that all the health facilities available in district Tharparkar are working properly.
He said that all 70 doctors appointed recently are working there. He said that his management was conducting survey of pregnant women and children under 5 years of age to ensure their vaccination and nutrition supplement. He said that out of 2255 villages, survey of 1327 has been completed.
The Sindh Minister for Livestock Jam Khan Shoro informed the meeting that 38 lac heads of animals have been vaccinated while this vaccination process is being expedited. The Secretary Food Saeed Awan briefed the meeting and said that 3 phases of free distribution of wheat have been completed and now we are providing wheat in 4th phase having allocation of 389918 bags out of which 126290 bags have been distributed in its 1st month. He said that overall more than 6 lac bags of wheat so far have been distributed till yet, and added at about 45000 wheat bags have been made available at the district Tharparkar.

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has invited Japan to play its leading role in investment in Pakistan particularly in Sindh, for which all infrastructure, administrative facilities and incentive would be provided its investors. He said that Sindh Government has already allocated 2000 acres of land for Japan Industrial Zone in Karachi, which has great investment potential in the region. This he observed while holding meeting with the Ambassador of Japan H.E. Mr. Hiroshi INOMATA, who called on him along with Mr. Shunichi Amada 1st Secretary of Embassy at CM House today. Talking on the occasion, he Chief Minister Sindh said that Karachi now is witnessing peaceful atmosphere and having great potential of investment, because of sea and its strategic position. He said that under the targeted operation launched by his government against the terrorists, target killers, extortionists, many criminals have been eliminated and now the situation in Karachi even in whole Sindh was peaceful. He said that besides Karachi, interior Sindh has also great potential of investment in different sectors. He said that the many individuals and organizations belonging to the other countries are investing, trading and working here and added that Japan must have to play as leading role in investment here. He said that Japan was a very close and reliable friend of Pakistan and always has supported Pakistan in its political and economical point of view. He said that we have great respect for Japan and we to provide all facilities to its investors here in Sindh.

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