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January 30, 2018
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Sindh government imports cancer screening machines from UK

KARACHI: Modern and updated breast cancer screening machines imported from United Kingdom (UK) are in process of being installed at the government hospitals of Thatta, Badin, Mithi, Kotri and Sehwan.

Provincial health minister, Dr. Sikandar Mahendero talking to APP here on Monday said in view of the growing incidence of breast cancer among local women, the government had taken the much needed step to help timely diagnosis of the largely terminal ailment.

"Sindh government is committed to help improve the health status of women through timely interventions and quality medical facilities to them," he said.

In reply to a question, the minister said these screening cum scanning machines had reached Karachi while concerned doctors and technicians from the five hospitals had already been trained to handle the same.

To another query, he said complaints with regard to non-availability of medicines and other essential requirements in many of the public sector facilities were being addressed on urgent basis.

"As per directives of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, urgent measures were being taken to improve the situation, particularly in remote areas," he said.

Dr. Sikandar Mahendero said he was also reviewing the facilities available to the people in government hospitals on daily basis, with equal attention to ensure that there was no shortage of doctors and relevant staff at any of these facilities.

"We are absolutely committed to protect the health rights of masses in its totality," he said.

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