KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that public-private partnership in the health sector had enabled the provincial government to reach every nook and corner of the province, particularly the rural areas.

“The Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) is our valuable and most hardworking partner and we are planning to extend this partnership further,” he said while speaking at the closing ceremony of the sixth biennial ICON 2022 organised by the hospital here at a local hotel.

Mr Shah said: “Over the years, I have had a special bond with the Indus hospital and always endeavoured to contribute towards this remarkable institution.”

He said throughout the ups and downs, especially the Covid-19 pandemic, he was able to work closely with Indus Hospital and its leadership.

The CM said he was informed of the astronomical numbers that the ICON 2022 conference was able to engage over 8,000 people from across the globe.

Looking towards the future, Mr Shah said he proposed to Indus hospital founder and CEO Dr Abdul Bari Khan to further strengthen the partnership with the Sindh government for the next conference.

“As we take pride in Indus as a flagship institution of Sindh, serving the entire nation, I strongly feel that this conference should be seen as a true embodiment of the Sindh government and Indus’ partnership to be showcased across the region; in fact the globe,” he said.

The CM assured the IHHN that they would receive all the support from his government for the moot as well as for any other efforts.

Published in Dawn, March 28th, 2022

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