KARACHI - Sindh Minister for Health Dr Sagheer Ahmed has said that health department is attaching top priority for providing best healthcare facilities to the rural and urban masses without any discrimination and emphasis is being laid on completion of development projects at an accelerated pace. Presiding over a meeting to review development projects at his office here on Thursday, he said that Rs3,506 million had been earmarked for 70 development schemes in interior Sindh with a view to provide all diagnostic and treatment facilities to villagers at their doorstep. He further said that a special package had also being executed for Nawabshah with two development schemes with a cost of Rs78.260 million. Secretary health Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi and Special Secretary (PH) Dr (Capt) Abdul Majid were also present on the occasion. He said that 14 schemes of Larkana with an allocation of Rs267.495 million, 6 schemes of Mirpurkhas with Rs186 million, 3 schemes of Khairpur with Rs174.832 million, one scheme of Shikarpur with Rs150 million, one scheme of Badin with Rs150 million, one scheme of Mithi with Rs150 million, one scheme of Tando Allahyar with Rs133.333 million, one scheme of Tando Muhammad Khan with Rs133.333 million, 5 schemes of Jamshoro with Rs166.151 million, one scheme of Sanghar with Rs30 million, two schemes of Umerkot with Rs9.187 million, had been included in the current years Annual Development Programme. Ahmed said that total development outlay of provincial Health Department was 5274.938m for current financial year from which Rs3,506 million would be spent in rural areas which is more than 66 per cent of total development outlay. He asked the masses of rural areas to utilise these health facilities for treatment and report any negligence or shortage of medicine, staff and doctors to him, so it could be rectified at an earliest.