Bio metric system being introduced to ensure attendance of employees, says Sindh Health Minister

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Karachi (ENNS) Provincial minister for Health and Population Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has said that the health department is a difficult department and it faces multiple challenges, however to meet the challenges we have a panel of experts to restructuring, reshaping and for road-map in the department. This she said while addressing a press conference here in her office on Wednesday.

She added “We are working on software to monitor and to keep a vigilant check on the performance of lady health workers/ supervisors and other medical staff while measures are being taken to make EPI program more effective”. They will be provided smart cell phones in order to check their performance.

Dr. Azra said that the posts of medical superintendents, DHOs and others would be filled after proper tests, adding that she assured that she would maintain transparency in the department.

She was of the opinion that the MOUs through Public Private Partnerships would be reviewed as their period ended.

She further said that the people of Sindh are enlightened and they know that there should be certain gap in births and in this way we can overcome the menace of population. Replying to a query she said that in next fiscal year the vertical programs might be regularized. She said that to ensure the attendance in health department the bio metric system was being introduced and the employees had been given 15th September the last date for the purpose.

She said that recently she had visited many government hospitals but she was not satisfied with their performance.

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