Health Minister distributes 8 ambulances to PPHI Sindh health facilities
September 11, 2019, Karachi: Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Government of Sindh, distributed eight ambulances to health facilities under PPHI Sindh's management in an Ambulance Distribution Ceremony held today at PPHI Sindh Head Office in Karachi. Dr. Pechuho gave the keys to Medical Officers and drivers of the respective health facilities.
The ambulances will serve three main objectives; free of cost mobility of pregnant women for delivery, mobility of severely acute malnutrition children and also tend to accidental emergencies on roads.
Dr. Azra Pechuho applauding the efforts of PPHI Sindh said, "The Department of Health acknowledges PPHI's commitment towards improving health indicators in Sindh. We are establishing a well-integrated strategy to work together and make basic health facilities easily accessible to the underprivileged communities in Sindh." She further added that the Health Department wants to develop a seamless referral process and these ambulances will definitely play a vital role in that.
Mr. Abdul Wahab Soomro, Chief Executive Officer - PPHI Sindh, said, '"PPHI Sindh's immediate focus is on reducing delayed patient mobility and transfers to and from health facility which usually costs us lives. We have mobilized the additional resources to ensure that medical care is effectively accessible to everyone in need."
PPHI Sindh has distributed 189 ambulances to various BHU Plus in the past. Today's number brings the total to 196. The list of the health facilities that received the ambulances is as below:
BHU Plus Wakrio - District (Tharparkar)
GD Plus Doonhai - District (Tharparkar)
MCHC Jannat Gul - District (Karachi)
RHC Tandojam - District (Hyderabad)
BHU Tando Mitha Khan - District (Sanghar-A)
BHU Wahur - District (Jamshoro)
BHU Joungal - District (Jacobabad)
BHU Bahadurpur - District (Jacobabad)