KARACHI:    Provincial Minister Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, while taking serious notice of delay in functioning Government Children Hospital North Karachi, has directed Secretary Health to remove all hurdles in making the Hospital to work. In a statement issued here on Wednesday he said that the said Hospital was constructed with a huge amount to provide relief to the people of the area and to reduce burden of patients on NICH. In this regard we had cooperation of NGO JIKA from Japan. He assured that all hindrances in making it functional would be removed soon and best possible medical facilities would be provided to the patients. Meanwhile the Provincial Health Minister said that all measures had been taken to save people from expected severe heat waves and all Departments concerned including health department were on high alret and they had close liaison to counter any situation.

He also requested to general public to adopt precautionary measures during severe heat wave and discourage those who were trying to create panic in this regard. He was of the opinion that the government had learned a lot from last year bitter experience and had taken steps to avoid deaths caused by heat stroke.