Karachi, March 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Sindh Health Department in collaboration with USAID will facilitate hepatitis patients and the cost of medicines, Health Department and USAID, will bear equally. This he said while in a meeting here in his office on Wednesday.
Hepatitis prevention and control Program Manager Dr. Abdul Khalique Shaikh and Secretary Sindh Blood transfusion Authority Dr. Zahid Ansari also attended the meeting Dr. Khalique Shaikh, while briefing the Minister, informed that the total number of patients under treatment were 26,576 total number of patients completed treatment were 177,265, number of patient treated by Health Foundation, SESSI and SIUT were 2890 and in Prison total number of patients completed treatment were 2,165.
The Health Minister directed the program Manager to speed up his work against hepatitis. Mr. Dahar while directing Secretary SBTA to enhance storage capacity of regional store at Karachi, Jamshoro, Sukkur and Shaheed Benazirabad. Dr. Zahid Ansari informed the Health Minister that the storage capacity at Karachi was 50 thousand bags, 20 thousand bags each at Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad and Jamshoro Health Minister directed Secretary ,SBTA to implement strict policy in registration of new Blood Banks.
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