Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar has issued the performance report of Lahore General Hospital for the last fiscal year according to which 15,48,752 patients were admitted in the Emergency and Outdoor Departments of the General Hospital during this period.
He added that proper medical facilities without prescription fee have been provided while all other departments of the hospital have also performed well which is much higher than previous years.
Talking in this regard, Prof. Al-freed Zafar said that despite the unfavorable conditions due to Corona’s condition, doctors, nurses and paramedics risked their lives to serve the suffering humanity with full professional dedication and hard work. MS LGH Dr. Abdul Razzaq, Focal Person Emergency Dr. Laila Shafiq, Dr. Abdul Aziz and Administrative Doctors were also present on the occasion.
Principal PGMI urged the citizens to strictly implement the SOPs in view of the 4th wave of Corona on Eid-ul-Adha and especially with more responsibility than ever to stay safe from the Indian Delta epidemic.
He said that it has been observed that delta virus has proved to be very deadly so any kind of negligence can lead to massive loss of lives. Prof. Al-freed said that vaccination and precautionary measures have become inevitable because life is compulsory for any kind of activity.
He clarified that the reunion on Eid-ul-Adha and the movement of relatives from one city to another can lead to the rapid spread of the virus, so people should avoid travel and take care of social distances by sharing the joys of Eid by greeting on mobile phone as modern technology has bridged the distances and you can double the happiness by sending a picture on Whatsapp.
He added that after complete eradication of the disease and reduction in its severity, one can go to visit his loved ones and relatives, however, the current situation requires caution so as not to put extra burden on the staff working in the hospitals. Prof. Al-freed said that the steps taken by the Government for the prevention of Corona were commendable and the National Command and Operational Center (NCOC) on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan played a very active role in this regard.
He said that Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar and Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid and other agencies had issued timely guideline alert and taken steps to prevent corona which has helped in controlling the virus.
He further said that LGH continues to provide three meals a day to the patients and caregivers and for the first time in history, shelters and rest houses have been set up as per the vision of the present Government.
Principal briefed to the media persons about the performance, said that more than 803877 visited outdoor department and 744,875 in the Emergency Department were treated while 58,698 patients were admitted in the different wards of the Hospital, 64,213 X-rays, 116580 Ultrasounds and 43,432 CT scans were done.
He said that a total of 23,791 operations were performed while 18,788 patients underwent dialysis.
Similarly, more than 5,067 Gastroscopy and about two and a half thousand fibro scans were also performed at LGH. Prof. Al-freed Zafar added that the LGH also provided free medicines, diagnostic tests and operating equipment to about 7.5 lakh patients in emergency department.