The ASH has been in a sheer state of neglect for the many years due to a lack of financial resources and weak governance.
Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab drove the Governor to the ASH. The Governor spent time with the patients and their attendants and also interacted with the doctors and para-medical staff.
Talking to journalists, the Governor conceded that he was saddened and upset on seeing the ASH in a poor state when he visited the health facility for the first time last month.
Tessori said that he had come to know that provision of necessary healthcare services had been compromised in every department of the hospital so much so that it was unable to perform lifesaving surgeries as the operation theatres of the facility were in a bad shape.
He said that after his first visit to the ASH, he contacted the leaders of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party including Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, and informed him about the plight of the hospital.
Tessori told the journalists that he was pleased that all the concerned quarters in the government including Karachi’s Administrator had assured him of fullest support for the cause of the ASH on a war footing.
He said that he would continue to make efforts till the ASH attained the status of elite private hospitals in Karachi, given the fact that this public health facility catered to a large population in the city belonging to low-income families.
Karachi’s Administrator also welcomed the gesture of the Governor and assured him that he would extend all possible cooperation to improve the hospital.
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