125 hospitals to be upgraded

Salim Ahmed

Lahore

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif chaired three hours long meeting in which up-gradation of Tehsil and District Headquarters hospitals, revamp of emergencies and enhanced treatment facilities were reviewed. It was decided in the meeting that emergencies of 125 Tehsil and District Headquarters Hospitals would be upgraded till March 2018.
Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that up-gradation of emergencies will deliver better medical facilities to the patients and an autonomous department will be set up to look into their matters. In the first phase, emergencies of 40 THQ and DHQ Hospitals will be upgraded by June 2017. He said that machineries and equipment will be outsourced just like CT scan machines and to be operated by same companies as will provide them likewise appointed doctors and other staff in emergencies will be provided with special package.
He said that in order to ensure quality treatment to the patients, we will provide every sought after resources for up-gradation of emergencies and latest system to be introduced in this regard negating all previous traditional systems. He sought detailed policy plan from health department for provision of additional allowances to the Doctors and staff working in evening and night shifts. CM said that we have to achieve best result in less time for which every one of us have to perform extraordinarily. He said that treatment in hospitals will be improved by providing all the necessary machinery and the equipment to emergencies and monitoring center to be established to ensure provision of quality treatment to the patients.
He said that best human resource is mandatory to facilitate patients which need skilled and professional Para-medical staff. CM said that he is facing many challenges but his passion is unbeatable and will not leave any stone unturned to provide best medical facilities to a common man.

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