A SBTP led by Prof. H.A Zaheer along with KFW/EPOS representatives Ms. Masuma Zaidi and Mr. Zahid Mahmood paid a visit to Karachi to hold project implementation meetings on February 15, 2017.
The first meeting was with the Sind Health Minister Dr. Sikander Mandhro in his office in the Sindh provincial Assembly building. Later the team also met the Sindh Health Secretary Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho in the Sindh Secretariat. Dr. Zahid Hasan Ansari, Provincial Programme Manager was also present in the meetings.
The meetings were held to expedite the process of operationalization of the four RBCs developed in Sindh and the finalization of the plans for the Phase II implementation including the development and approval of the Phase II PC-1. The provincial health leadership thanked the SBTP for coming to Karachi and assured the SBTP their resolve to operationalize the Sindh RBCs as soon as the Public Private Partnership agreement details are finalized. It was also agreed that the inauguration of the Nawabshah RBC will take place next month. The meeting date to finalize the Phase II PC-1 was also fixed so that the final document may be presented to the PDWP for approval.