KARACHI: On Monday, President Dr Arif Alvi pledged to discuss with Prime Minister Imran Khan the expansion project of the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) which, he said, was urgently needed while more such facilities were to be established in Sindh.
Speaking to reporters following a surprise visit to the NICH, President Alvi expressed concern with the state of healthcare affairs in the province and called his visit around the province’s largest child health facility “an unpleasant experience.”
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“For various reasons, I decided to pay a surprise visit,” he added. “This gives you a real perspective and allowed you to connect with those people who actually go through different treatments in hospitals.”
President Arif Alvi further said that “No one knew about my tour that helped me investigate the true state of affairs. The Director Dr. Jamal Raza provided me a thorough briefing and informed me about many things. But the most harrowing experience was to see the care of five children in one room, which is very unpleasant.”
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