Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussein Shah has said that the Sindh government would prioritise the health sector under its next budget, a news source reported.
As per the publication, the minister said that his political party had taken this decision in light of the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. He informed that the Sindh government had been providing a number of facilities to the health sector and assisting the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SUIT), where patients from all over the country seek treatment.
He further said that the government would enhance the health facilities available in the rural areas in order to reduce the burden on urban health centres; in addition to a mega cancer hospital and a SUIT centre currently being built in Sukkur.
In a separate proceeding, Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah informed that a separate COVID-19 health facility was being established at Larkana. He said that Sindh was conducting more COVID-19 tests than any other province – with its laboratories working at 77-percent capacity.