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Sindh government to hire more doctors to combat COVID-19

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has ordered the recruitment of more doctors, nurses and other medical staff to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A meeting headed by CM Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho was held on Monday. Where the CM has directed provincial health authority to appoint 2200 doctors by writing to Sindh Public Service Commission. He also asked them to write separately to Higher Education Commision for increasing admission seats in medical colleges and universities

Pechuho informed about the efforts to increase the ICU and HDU units in the province. “The capacity of ICUs and HDUs has been increased by 147 and 834, respectively, in Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital, Sindh Services Hospital, Lyari General Hospital and others,” she claimed.

Pechuho pointed that 400 are carrying out duties through telemedicine facilities and a memorandum of understanding has been signed to hire 250 new doctors. She further added that 452 rapid response teams are serving to fight against Corona in the province. These teams comprise of 1382 doctors.

CM Sindh directed the health authorities to devise a proposal for training paramedics staff in ventilator management. He also asked them to formulate a plan to expand HDUs and ICUs in different hospitals.