Bahawalpur—Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Saqib Zafar has directed the concerned authorities of Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH) to mobilize all available resources to ensure best medical cover to the patients. He issued these directions during a surprise visit of Bahawal Victoria Hospital on Sunday. Commissioner visited medical and surgical wards; operation theatres; ICU; Paediatrics ward; department of radiology; nephrology; cardiac care unit and accident emergency departments. He also sought a detailed report from high ups of the hospital about the defective and faulty medical equipment and machinery of different wards and departments in the hospital.
He thoroughly checked the different measures under taken by the medical and paramedical staff regarding the treatment of the patients admitted in different wards and departments of the hospital. He went to the beds of the patients admitted in different wards and departments and inquired of the quality of healthcare and medical treatment provided to them by the concerned medical staff. He inquired of their health and inquired about the provision of free medicine to the patients. On this occasion one patient complained to the Commissioner that he has purchased medicine by spending money.
The Commissioner took prompt action and directed the concerned authorities of the hospital to immediately repay the amount spent by the concerned patient for buying medicine from the open market. He directed the hospital authorities to provide all medicines to the patients to ensure the hundred percent attendance and presence of medical and paramedical staff for effective and smooth functioning of extending healthcare and medical treatment to the patients.
During his visit the Commissioner also inspected the operational status of the functioning of air conditioning system of different wards and departments to provide comfortable and decent environment to the patients.
The hospital authorities briefed the commissioner that to fully operationalize the air conditioning system installation process was rapidly being done and most of the wards and departments air conditioning system has already being energized and the air conditioning system would be fully operationlized very soon.