Sindh Governor Assures to Rebuild Karachi’s Large Public Health Facility


by Seemab Chaudhary

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Sindh Governor vowed to refurbish the building after watching the critical condition of Karachi’s third largest public health facility. He promises to use his offices to fulfill the requirements for refurbishing the largest healthcare facility on an emergency basis. It was the second time Tessori visited the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) in the Nazimabad area of the city, run by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.

Lack of financial resources and weak governance led to the negligence of the state of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH).

Governor visited the ASH with the Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab. He spent quality time with patients, was admitted there, and met their attendants, para-medical staff, and doctors. He shared with journalists his thoughts about the disappointment and emotional damage when he first visited the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH).


Tessori further added that “he had come to know that provision of necessary healthcare services had been compromised in every department of the hospital so much so that it was unable to perform life saving surgeries as the operation theaters of the facility were in a bad shape”.

He shared that “after visiting the ASH, he contacted the leaders of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party including Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, and informed him about the plight of the hospital”.

Tessori also shared his thoughts with journalists, “he was pleased that all the concerned quarters in the government including Karachi’s Administrator had assured him of fullest support for the cause of the ASH on a war footing”.

He shared that he would continue his work until the ASH gets the elite private hospital status in Karachi. The hospital should give the fact that the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) can easily cater to a large count of patients belonging to the low-income community.