Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to enhance the number of beds and size of the annual budget of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) from the next financial year.
He took this decision while meeting with JPMC Executive Director Prof. Shahid at CM House. Briefing the chief minister, Shahid said that the JPMC is a 2,208-bed facility which needs to be enhanced. At this, the chief minister directed him to enhance the bed capacity of the hospital for which his government would provide necessary funds in the next financial year. Discussing the financial issues of the hospital, the chief minister decided to double the budget of the JPMC from next financial year.
He also vowed enhancing the medicine budget of the hospital. Shah directed Prof. Shahid to outsource the security and janitorial services of the hospital. Discussing the robotic surgery system installed in the JPMC, the chief minister urged Shahid to strengthen it further and extend the facility through satellite centers in district headquarters hospitals of other districts of the province. On the request of the JPMC executive director, the chief minister increased the house job slots of the institute by another 100 seats.
Shah directed the JPMC administration to hold departmental promotion committee (DPC) meetings for all the cadres and promote the eligible candidates. The chief minister also approved hiring of more professors, associate, and assistant professors to meet the requirement of Jinnah Sindh Medical University facility.