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Event Title: Meeting of Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSR&C) held at Parliament House with Senator Dr. Mohammad Humayun Mohmand in Chair.

Event Date: 2023-04-13

The Senate body was briefed about the implementation status of the directions made in the previous meeting, which includes installation of MRI machine in NIRM and PIMS Hospital. Officials of both the PIMs and NIRM informed that MRI machine could not be installed due to closure of LCs (Letter of Credit) from the last few months. Senator Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen reiterated that installation of MRI machine has been pending from the last three years and the management has been trying to take shelter of financial issues to hide its own incompetence. Chairman Committee maintained that necessary health facility is basic right of every citizen and people could not be deprived of their basic right by making finacial issues as an excuse. Moreover, the committee  expressed displeasure over the non providing of working paper and on the absence of Health Secretary and other concerned representatives. The Senate Committee unanimously call off the meeting in protest and decided to take up the matter with Chairman Senate.

The meeting was attended by Senator Prof. Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani,Senator Fawzia Arshad,Senator Sana Jamali, Senator Dilawar Khan, Senator Rubina Khalid, Senator Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar, Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi, Senator Muhammad Asad Ali Junejo, Senator Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen, Special Secretary Health Mirza Nasir ud Din Mashhood Ahmad and other senior officers of relevant departments were also in attendance.