HYDERABAD - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that provision of health facilities to the masses is the top priority of the PPP government aimed to provide a healthy society which could achieve the tasks of developments.

He expressed these remarks while inaugurating the fourth National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD) Satellite Hospital in the premises of Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Science here on Friday.

He said that provision of free of cost medical facilities to the people of the country was the vision of former Prime Ministers Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and the present PPP government had been engaged in accomplishing the said mission of the great party leaders.

He said that biggest cardiac hospital of the South Asia was functioning in Karachi while after Larkana, Hyderabad and Tando Muhammad Khan, the provincial PPP government has also established cardiac hospital also in Sehwan town, the land of great Saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

The cardiac treatment is one of the most expensive treatment in the medical field which now affordable for common people as a result of establishment of hospitals of free of cost treatment by the provincial PPP government, he said and added that now the patients can get the treatment of cardiac diseases at their nearest.

Besides establishing the cardiac hospitals at different cities of Sindh, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari informed that Sindh Government of PPP also brought state of the art technology of Cyber Knife for treatment of cancer patients of the country. The Cyber Knife Technology is available in Pakistan only in Karachi where the cancer patients are getting free of cost treatment, he added.

Under Sindh Income Support Programme, the PPP Chairman informed that the provincial government also succeeded in alleviating poverty by providing financial assistance to 0.6 million families of the province who are now playing their due role for the development of the society. Besides, the PPP Government had also succeeded in making the dream of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto complete by regularizing the Leady Health Workers, he said and added that performance of Sindh Government in health sector is the timely answer of those who were raising questions on the performance of the provincial government.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari highly appreciated the performance of the Sindh Government and entire team of NICVD who achieved great success by establishing cardiac hospitals in different cities and towns of Sindh.

The Chairman PPP admitted that lot of efforts were required to address all issues of the people and the party remained committed to provide maximum relief by completing development projects in every nook and corner of the province.

Among others, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali shah also addressed the participants of the inauguration ceremony and highlighted the achievements of the present Sindh Government in different sectors of life.

Sindh Ministers Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Sikandar Mehindro, Special Assistant for Auqaf Ghulam Shah Jilani, MNA Malik Asad Sikandar and MPA Gian Chand Israni were also present on the occasion. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also visited the mazar of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar where he laid floral wreath and offered fateha.