Karachi, December 03, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed health and education departments to complete their hospitals and school schemes within stipulated time, otherwise strict action would be taken against the concerned project directors.
This he said while presiding over a meeting to review progress of 73 development schemes which have been delayed for different reasons. The meeting was attended by Minister Health Dr Azra Pechuho, Minister for Education Syed Sardar Shah, Chairman P and D Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, ACS Health Dr Usman Chachar, Secretary Education Qazi Shahid Parvez, Secretary Works and others.
In the meeting progress of District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital Dadu, 15 comprehensive schools, 16 English medium schools and 41 emergency cum Trauma centers. Chairman P and D Mohammad Waseem told the chief minister that seven THQ/DHQ hospitals have been accommodated in ADP 2018-19 with an allocation of Rs18.2 billion against which Rs9.6 billion have been utilized so far and in the current financial year Rs1.6 billion have been made while Rs700 million have been released by the finance department. These THQs/DHs are as follows:
Expansion of DHQ hospital Mithi for Rs1.6 billion, upgradation of THQ hospital to the level of DHQ in three districts, TM Khan, Badin and Tando Allahyar for Rs1.7 billion, expansion of three DHQs, Khairpur, Badin and Shikarpur for Rs3440.5 million, expansion of six DHQs of Thatta, Dadu, Naushahroferoz, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar and Mirpur Mathelo at Ghotki for Rs4.8 billion. Upgradation of three THQs to DHQs of Matiari, Kambar st Shahdadkot and Umerkot for Rs2.4 billion. Upgradation of THQs to DHQ at Kashmore for Rs763.2 million, upgradation and reconstruction of 41 Emergency Cum Trauma Centers for Rs3.34 billion in different districts.
The Secretary Health told the chief minister that eight DHQs TM Khan, Tando Allahyar, Kotri, Shikarpur, Sanghar, Mirpur Mathelo and Naushahroferoz would made functional by December 30, 2018. He said that five DHQs, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Matiari, Umerkot and Kamber would be made functional by June 30, 2019.
The chief minister was told that out of 41 Trauma Centres Sujawal, Mirpur Bathoro, Golarchi, Matli, Digri, Kot Ghulam Mohammad, Tando jam, Sakrand, Bhit Shah, Hala, Kandiaro, Moro, Mehrabpur, Ratodero, Shahdadkot, Garhi Khero, Lakhi Ghulam Shah, Ghotki, Daharki, Ubauro, Pano Aqil, Warrah, Qazi Ahmed, Tando Bago, Kashmore, Johi, KN Shah, Tando Adam, Sinjhoro, Rohri and others 11 would be made functional by September 2019.
The chief minister directed the Chairman P and D Mohammad Waseem to take Secretary Works with him and visit work of each and every unit and report him in terms of their progress and quality and report him within 15 days.
English Medium School (EMS): Secretary Education Qazi Shahid Parvez told the chief minister that 16 EMS were being constructed in different 16 districts for Rs4.7 billion. Out of 16 schools 15 are ready to start while the school of Hyderabad was yet to be completed. In package -A three schools were constructed at Nawabshah, Sukkur and Larkana. There were some quality issues at Larkana for which concerned engineer was warned and then the issued were rectified.
In Paclage-B four schools at Thatta, Badin, Kotri and Sujawal are being constructed and their work was found to be satisfactory, the Chairman P and D said. In package C four schools, Ghotki, Khairpur, Naushahroferoz and Sanghar are being built, of them two have been visited by monitoring committee and the reaming two, Sanghar and Naushahroferoz are yet to be inspected. The chief minister issued directives for the inspection of the buildings and sought report within 15 days.
In Package -D five schools, Hyderabad, T.M Khan, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar and Hala are being built and they are yet to be visited for inspection. Comprehensive School: Secretary School Education Qazi Shahid Parvez said that construction of 15 schools for Rs5.7 billion was in progress. These schools are being constructed at Thatta, Bathoro, Golarchi, Hyderabad, Matiari, Kotri, Umerkot, Tando Allahyar, Mirpurkhas, Ubauro, Shahdadkot, Khairpur, Dadu, Sanghar and Nawabshah. He said that out of 15 schools six are ready while work on others was in progress. Those which have been completed are Thatta, Badin, Sujawal, Jamshoro, Mirpur Khas and Umerkot.
The chief minister directed chairman P and D to visit the schools and report him about their quality and pace of work. “I cannot compromise on the quality of work and shortly I’ll personally visit health and educational facilities in different districts,” he said and added that therefore everything must be upto the mark.
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