CM Naqvi inquires about health of patients at PIMH


Meets with team of CPSP

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on Tuesday visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health and took a round of different wards and met patients to inquire about their well-being.

The CM asked the medical staff about the treatment facilities being provided to the patients.

Mohsin Naqvi asked for a list of the recovered patients from the medical superintendent and assured taking steps to send the recovered patients back to their homes.

The MS briefed that about 250 patients had recovered but their families have not taken them back while some families had entered their home addresses wrongly. CCPO Lahore Bilal Kamiana was also present.

Meanwhile, a delegation of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), led by its president Prof Muhammad Shoaib Shafi, called on caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi at his office on Tuesday and discussed training of doctors, improvement of hospitals’ treatment facilities and availability of senior doctors at their workplaces.

The caretaker CM directed the health department to ensure the presence of the senior registrars (consultants) in hospital emergencies. Improving the healthcare system was a priority of the government and the research and development sector was of utmost importance in providing quality medical facilities, he said and maintained that attention was needed to be given to the training of doctors, introduction of new courses and specialization in modern medical treatment.

The stakeholders would be consulted about the CPSP recommendations and decisions would be taken on feasible recommendations to move forward, he added.

The delegation congratulated Mohsin Naqvi on assuming the post of caretaker CM while Muhammad Shoaib Shafi briefed about training and specialization programmes.

The delegation included SVP-CPSP Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof. Mahmood Ayaz, Prof. Amir Zaman Khan Prof. Abrar Ashraf Ali and Maj Gen. ® Prof. Mazhar Ishaq.

Provincial Ministers Dr Javed Akram, Dr Jamal Nasir and health secretaries were also present.