Health Department of the Government of Sindh
The overall vision is based on “Health for All“ the new Health Policy aims to implement this strategy of protecting peoples against Hazardous Diseases, promoting public health, upgrading curative health facilities, enhancing equity, efficiency and effectiveness in health sector.
The Sindh Department of Health currently has more than 14,000 Doctors 2,000 Nurses and over 12,000 paramedics serving all over the province. The province has two medical universities; one each at Karachi and Jamshoro, and three medical colleges; one each in Sukkur, Nawabshah and Larkana, 12 Nursing School, 10 Midwifery Schools and 5 Public Health School for lady health visitors. The huge network of hospitals and health facilities include 6 teaching hospitals, 5 specialized institutions for chest, dermatological and mental illness, 11 district headquarters hospitals, 27 major hospitals located in the major cities, 44 Taluka hospitals, 99 Rural Health Centers in small towns, 738 basic health units in Union Councils, 305 dispensaries in larger Union Councils, 36 MCH Centers 12 maternity Homes and 39 centers for traditional medicine. The rural health centers provide specialist care in the morning hours in addition to minor emergency services and have indoor facilities that are seldom utilized, while the BHUs and dispensaries provide outdoor medication and preventive care till 2 pm.
The Rural facilities are usually ill equipped, under-staffed, and under-utilized.See more