Some 38000 patients came to Sindh during last 2 years from Khyber Pakhtunkhaw
200 liver transplants have been performed at GIMS, of which 86 were from other provinces – Murtaza wahab
Karachi: More than 300,000 people from other provinces, including 38000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, came to Sindh for treatment at hospitals here during last two years.
Spokesperson of Sindh Government and Advisor for Law, Environment & Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab released the figures at a press conference at Media Corner of Sindh Assembly Building on Wednesday.
“The hospitals of Sindh province were serving the people of Pakistan,” he said.
Addressing the Federal Minister Murad Saeed, he said that if you have spilled milk and honey canals, then why the people are coming to Sindh from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for treatment?
He said that people across the country are benefiting from Sindh Cyber Knife facility and the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) is the only public hospital in Pakistan which bears all the expenses of patients with the help of Sindh government.
“Here liver and kidney transplants are carried out and so far more than 200 liver transplants have been performed at GIMS, 86 of which were from other provinces,” he told.
“They only make accusations, but we believe in practical work and service to the people,” he lamented.
Murtaza Wahab said that the Sindh government was providing the best healthcare facilities but Murad Saeed was just marketing his health card. “The Sindh government does not issue health cards. We believe that every citizen of Pakistan should have access to health facilities and everyone should have facilities but they do not realize what they are announcing.”
“I speak on the basis of facts, so I find them offensive,” he said.
“Imran Khan talks of Rs.162 billion, mobile health unit in Thar; he spoke about Hyderabad University and inaugurated the university in Islamabad. Don’t we have the right to ask how many students from Hyderabad have graduated from that university?”