PM blamed for deliberately ignoring Sindh of due health funding in difficult days
KARACHI: The federal government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, has deliberately ignored Sindh of due health funding to fight coronavirus despite its mega city generates about 70% revenue of the country and provides livelihood to million of people from all the provinces, said Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharmila Farooqui here on Tuesday.
She said in a statement that Sindh had also not got ventilators and personal protective equipment from NDMA which it had announced. “There is no clue yet where these equipment are going? Sindh government is alone battling the virus across the province despite limited resources as PM Khan had ignored Karachi and other cities of Sindh which are facing double burden of diseases including coronavirus, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, dengue fever, typhoid, viral hepatitis, cholera and others.
she said that the PM had promised a package of Rs162 billion for Karachi but there is no progress in this regard as yet. “The package announced recently by PM in view of coronavirus troubles is too low. Sindh is the sole province which has taken coronavirus issue seriously by imposing lockdown in Karachi and other parts of Sindh to save millions of people of all provinces. This is time of the need, so the PM Khan should adopt a positive approach and help Sindh government to fight virus in Sindh, particularly Karachi, where number of cases is rising, she said. The PPP leader said: “We need to protect our all medical force by providing them self-protective equipment against the coronavirus. Due to climate change, more viruses like corona could hit the world in future, so we should prepare to tackle any future possible catastrophe of the virus.” - PPI