CM Punjab approves adoption of emergency management model in hospitals


Emergency duty doctors, staff will be given special incentives

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has approved the adoption of the emergency management model in hospitals in a meeting which also reviewed the proposal to declare emergencies as a completely separate department in hospitals. An in-principle approval was given to use disposable bed sheets in emergency wards.

The CM endorsed the decision to give special allowance to emergency duty doctors while the meeting approved in principle to fill vacant posts and the new board of governors of Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology. Speaking on this occasion, the CM said that emergency duty doctors and staff will be given special incentives.

The doctors of Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology will be given transportation and accommodation facilities; he added and mentioned that the services of PIC doctors will be borrowed to treat the patients. A new 400-bed hospital will also be built in Wazirabad, he concluded.

The CM was briefed that work has been started to expand Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology from 125 to 200 beds and 16 PGRs will be hired.

Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Salman Ghani, GM Sikandar, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, chairman P&D, secretaries of health and finance departments, DG Rescue 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer and head of Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology attended the meeting. Meanwhile Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has ordered emergency measures to deal with the situation in the wake of a new rain spell in Koh-e-Suleman and asked the administration to take steps in coordination with Rescue 1122 and PDMA. No effort should be spared in the rescue and relief operations in Rajanpur and DG Khan, he stressed.

The CM further asked the line departments to remain alert and relief activities should be accelerated in the affected areas.

He directed to increase the number of relief camps adding that necessary resources should be used to relocate the people to safe places. Similarly, continued supply of medicines, food and fodder for livestock should be ensured as well, he concluded.


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