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January 12, 2011



January 12, 2011

BHUs, RHCs giving deserted look due to corruption
CM inaugurates mobile health unit in Mianwali;
says Rs 500m given to district for uplift after floods
From Our Correspondent
MIANWALI: All the basic health units (BHUs) and rural health centres (RHCs) are giving a deserted look due to corruption in the Health Department.
These views were expressed by Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, while inaugurating a mobile health unit (MHU) at Madoranwala village here on Tuesday. He said that had the BHUs and RHCs functioned properly and treated the poor there would have been no need to import six mobile health units (MHUs), each costing Rs 55 million, from Holland. “The third MHU has been inaugurated in Mianwali while two MHUs are already functioning in Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur. One each MHU will be given to Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur and Layyah,” he stated.
The chief minister said that the MHUs’ orders were placed before the floods for the remote districts of the province, assuring that each district and tehsil would get the same facility. “Army generals and bureaucrats are provided free treatment in VVIP rooms of renowned hospitals, but the poor die for having no access to BHUs or government hospitals. The MHUs have been imported only for providing free treatment to the poor,” he claimed.
About Danish Schools, he said, “Children of the rich get admission to reputed institutions, including Aitcheson College, Beaconhouse School System, NUST and LUMS, where the entry of the poor children is banned. In Danish Schools, the entry of the rich children will be banned and the poor will not only be provided education on a par with Aitcheson College but they would be given free board and lodging.”
The chief minister disclosed that he would inaugurate Danish School in Rahimyar Khan on January 13 and later lay the foundation stone of another one at Harnoli, Mianwali. He claimed that after the floods, Rs 500 million had been given for

the upgradation of Mianwali DHQ Hospital; set up of degree colleges for girls at Wan Bhachran and Musakhel; and sewerage and drinking water schemes at Abbakhel and Musakhel. He assured that all-out efforts would be made for a media colony in Mianwali.
Earlier, MPA Ali Haider Noor Khan Niazi apprised the chief minister of the people’s demands, including a girls’ high school in the south of the city, special quota in medical colleges for students from backward districts, a campus of the Sargodha University in Mianwali and two spurs for Wattakhel and Madoranwala villages.
PML-N MNA Humair Hayat Khan and former MPA Abdul Rehman Khan Babli also spoke. MPA Aamir Hayat Khan Rokhri, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Adviser to CM Saeed Elahi, Secretary Health Fawad Hussain Fawad and former MPA Najeebullah Khan were also present on this occasion.
MHUs Regional Coordinator Muhammad Akram said that each mobile unit had 15 staffers, including two each male and female doctors, a lady health visitor, a nurse and laboratory and X-ray technicians. He said each MHU would have an ambulance to shift serious patients to DHQ Hospital.

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