KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the ambulances of health department reached the site of Shikarpur bomb blast within 15 minutes after the occurrence.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that emergency was declared in all government and private hospitals of Shikarpur and Larkana and well-equipped ambulances from Larkana and Sukkur also reached the spot.
He said the medical staff were called on duty and asked to donate blood themselves to save the lives of the injured before civil society came forward and they did so.’
Jam Mehtab further said that there was sufficient stock of medicines and blood in government hospitals and all private hospitals were also taken on board to save the lives of seriously injured people and 14 were shifted to Karachi by a C-130 plane.
He said Sindh Government will bear treatment expenses of all injured in Shikarpur bomb blast. This decision was taken on the instruction of the chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, he added.