Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi paid a surprise visit to Government Mian Mir Hospital without any protocol. The hospital administration was unaware of the visit and MS reached after the arrival of the CM.
The CM visited various wards to review the facilities being provided to the patients. He checked the sanitation arrangements and directed to further improve the cleanliness. The CM checked the attendance of doctors, and paramedics, and inspected the beds meant for patients on ventilators.
Chief Minister Parvez Elahi stated that the government was providing free medicine to every patient who comes into an emergency.
The supply of free medicine to patients should continue in Govt. Mian Mir Hospital too; he added and observed that due to the rush of patients, it is necessary to add more beds to this hospital.
The chief minister asked for a plan to redesign the hospital building as four-storey and added that the shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedics would be met.
A qualified staff will be given on a priority basis for ventilator beds, he added.
Doctors should treat patients with compassion as a sweet word can remove half of the patient’s illness.
All patients should be provided with the best treatment facilities. I am reviewing the health sector reform program and will ensure the provision of quality healthcare facilities, he concluded.
He also visited Hazrat Mian Mir’s shrine; laid a wreath and prayed for the country’s peace, stability and prosperity.