Secretary health pays surprise visit to Mayo hospital

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Salim Ahmed

Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmed Shah visited Mayo Hospital and inquired after the patients of bypass surgery at Cardiac Surgery Unit and other patients at West Surgical Women Ward and Emergency and asked from them about medical facilities. He also took round of Central Pathological Laboratory and inspected the record of patients coming to emergency department. He directed to increase the facility of cold water as well as installation of canopies for the attendants of the patients at outside the emergency. Secretary Health also inspected finishing surgical civil work at surgical tower and sought information about the schedule of procurement of medical equipments and their installation. Project Director Prof. Abrar Ashraf told that LCs will be opened within ten days for the procurement of medical equipment and the concerned companies will be responsible for dispatching the equipments within 90 days and their installation within 50 days. Secretary Health said that every day is precious therefore all the process should be completed at the earliest so that people could benefit from modern facilities of surgical tower.
Najam Ahmed Shah said that reforms and emergency cadre has been introduced first time in Pakistan in the Mayo Hospital as an experiment in emergency department. Vice Chancellor KEMU Prof. Asad Aslam Khan informed that posts for staff of emergency department have been approved. Secretary Health directed that approval of SNE of other vacancies of emergency cadre will be taken through summary. He said that emergency carder system is being started as a pilot project at Mayo Hospital and after its success; this system will be introduced in other teaching hospitals.