KARACHI - Sindh government has decided to establish a 100-bed latest hospital with all latest facilities in Qasimabad, tehsil of Hyderabad, named after Begum Nusrat Bhutto.

It has also been decided to complete Trauma Centre Karachi early and the same will be inaugurated soon.

A high level meeting, which met with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah in the chair at the CM Secretariat on Tuesday, reviewed in detail the progress on various development schemes being executed in the province with allocations of the year in budget, releases and expenditure so far-made. The meeting decided that the stone-laying ceremony of Qasimabad hospital will be held soon.

The CM also directed to complete trauma centres of Hyderabad, Badin and others so that they can be opened for the health facility of poor and needy patients. Qaim also formed a three–member committee comprising of Secretary Health, Special Secretary (P&D) and Principal Secretary to CM, which will look into the matter and will suggest ways and means to make all trauma centres and Taluka hospitals and Basic health Units functional.

Qaim further directed to strengthen the Sukkur Hospital, while the process of upgradation of hospitals in new districts of Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Matiari etc be upgraded and completed early.

It was decided to implement bio-metric system in all secretariat office, so as to have vigilance and monitoring on attendance and performance of government employees. The chief minister informed that besides, provision of government jobs, about 3,60,000 youth have been imparted training in various fields, out of which about 30,000 to 40,000 youth have obtained jobs as per their training fields. He added that the government is providing 4,000 bikes to needy and poor youth.

The meeting was informed that during last four and a half years of the present provincial government, an amount of Rs500 billion have been spent and many schemes have been completed while others are near completion. It was informed that the Sindh government has established 14 universities in the province since it came to power aimed at providing education to young people of the province.

It was informed that 30 schemes in health department would be completed soon while 1100km roads will be constructed before February 2013. It was informed that two girls cadet colleges are being established in the province while for development and provision of infrastructure for Thar Coal field has been initiated.

It was informed that supply of water from Nabisar to LBOD is in hand, construction of road from Karachi to Thar coalfield has been started while road from Islamkot to Thar coalfield will be started soon.

It was informed that an amount of Rs5 billion will be spent on water supply schemes and 176km road from Karachi to Thar coal via Thatta and Badin at the cost of Rs3 billion is in hand. Qaim also directed that a team should visit the road from Mongo to Mithi and submit it report within a week. He also directed to obtain schemes from those MPAs who have yet not submitted so as to initiate and complete the same soon.

The meeting was attended by Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Arif Ahmed Khan, Principal Secretary to CM Siddique Memon and others.