Sindh seeks to regain control of NICVD, JPMC and NICH

Sindh government seeks to regain control of three major hospitals in Karachi after federal government’s earlier decision to administer and control the three medical facilities.

Sindh Health Minister – Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, on Saturday, has written to federal government asking it to cancel its letter about taking the administrative control of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Karachi.

“The federal government in a decision on July 07, 2019, had granted approval of handing over these hospitals to the province. The National Health Services Regulation Division had also clarified the situation in this regard,” read the letter.

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Prior to this, federal government has announced that it would take administrative control of these three major hospitals in Karachi and had allocated Rs14.18 billion in its 2020-21 budget.

According to details, Rs9.242 billion have been allocated for the NICVD, whereas Rs3.877 billion and Rs1.07 billion have been embarked for JPMC and NICH respectively by federal government.