Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the federal and provincial governments ministers should sit together to hand over the control of the hospitals to the Sindh government. He agreed that the provincial government was running these hospitals properly.
This he said on Wednesday while presiding over a meeting of the provincial cabinet to discuss and decide PSDP-related development projects and outstanding issues between the provincial and the federal governments.
The meeting was told that after devolution, in July 2011, the three Hospitals- Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Karachi and National Institute of Child Health Karachi were transferred to the Sindh government.
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In 2011, some JPMC employees belonging to other provinces went to Sindh High Court on the plea that they want to go back to the Federation. In 2016, the Sindh High Court gave its decision against the devolution. The Sindh government filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the high court judgment.
In February 2019, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the High Court and decided that these three devolved institutes / hospitals be transferred to the federal government with the directions to reimburse all the expenses the Sindh government had incurred on these institutes since 2011, that come to Rs 110 billion.
The Sindh government has filed a review appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2019, which is sub judice. The prime minister decided that the federal and. Sindh governments ministers should sit together to hand over the control of the hospitals to the Sindh government. He agreed that the provincial government was running these hospitals properly.