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First ever psychiatry ward and OPD has been established at Sindh.

KARACHI -- Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) is running the Sindh Government Children Hospital under public private partnership To deal with the psychiatric problems and diseases of children, first ever psychiatry ward and OPD has been established at Sindh Government Children Hospital, North Naziabad, Karachi where the affected children would be able to get free treatment from experienced psychiatrists and would be provided with free medicines as well. While addressing the opening ceremony of the ward, the Chairman of Sindh Mental Health Authority and the event's Chief Guest, Dr. Karim Khowaja said that social problems affect children in a more negative way but unfortunately their mental issues are not taken seriously and children grown up with these issues and often become a problem for the society.

Formerly, Syed Gohar Ali Shah, the General Manager Operations of Poverty Eradication Initiative, said: 'Public wellness is the basic philosophy of PEI and the vision of the executive director of the institution, Shahid Yousaf, is to provide ease to the deprived classes of the society. Under this vision PEI is running the Sindh Government Children Hospital under public private partnership and wishes to take every possible step for the treatment of the children. This is the result of the public private partnership that today for the first time in Sindh's history first ever psychiatry ward OPD specifically for children has started to work and for this we are thankful for the cooperation of Sindh Mental Health Authority.' While admiring the services of the minister of health Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, regarding the procurement of improved health facilities Syed Gohar Ali Shah assured that PEI is with her in her mission of providing improved medical facilities to the poor members of our society.

The CEO of Sindh Government Children Hospital, Dr. Taufiq, declared this opportunity as a milestone and told that the best facilities and services of specialists are available free of cost at the ward, and that there will be an addition in the beds in the ward soon. Many psychiatrists and members of civil society including, Professor Iqbal Afridi, Dr. Raza Rehman, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Dr. Neal Kanth, Dr. Misbah Munir, Ejaz Ali Khowaja and other senior doctors attended the event.

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Publication:Regional Times (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 1, 2019
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