Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar paid a surprise visit to a shelter home at Thokar Niaz Baig here after his visit to Jinnah Hospital and met the people staying there.
He also visited the kitchen and checked the standard of food being prepared for people staying at ‘Panahgah’. He tasted the food himself and appreciated the standard of ‘Biryani’ and ‘Zarda’.
When asked by the chief minister, they said they were satisfied with the facilities being provided to them. Usman Buzdar also inspected various rooms of the Panahgah.
He said that Panahgah was one of the unique initiatives of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, during a meeting with Provincial Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid, said that emergency wards of six major hospitals of city would be upgraded.
The minister informed the CM about the anti-dengue campaign and treatment facilities being provided to the patients in hospitals. Sardar Usman Buzdar directed her to carry out anti-dengue campaign in an effective manner and said that full attention should be paid to patients, under treatment in public sector hospitals.
He said that the Punjab government was taking every possible measure for overcoming dengue disease. He said that participation of every segment of society in anti-dengue campaign was very necessary.
The menace of dengue will soon be controlled with the effective participation of the community. He said that provision of better healthcare facilities to patients would be ensured in six major hospitals of Lahore including Mayo, Jinnah, Sir Ganga Ram, Lahore General, Services and Children hospitals besides upgradation of their emergency wards.
Staff would be deputed in emergency wards in a special uniform for providing guidance to patients and their attendants. Standard of outdoor section will also be improved. Guidance boards would be displayed inside as well as outside hospitals. Parking facility and cleanliness condition would be further improved, he added.
He said that patients and their attendants could lodge complaints about any issue. Shelter homes would be set up in major hospitals. Prizes would be given to doctors and the management of the hospitals on good performance.
The chief minister ordered for taking immediate measures for providing quality healthcare facilities to patients. Secretary Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education was also present.