Health Minister stresses cleanliness in public hospitals

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Amraiz Khan

Provincial Minister for Health Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said that MS will be transferred immediately on poor cleanliness situation in government hospitals.
She expressed these views while delivering a lecture to the faculty members of Lahore General Hospital, here on Saturday. Principal Prof. Al-Farid Zafar, MS General Hospital Dr. Mahmood Salah-ud-Din and all faculty members were present on this occasion. Dr. Yasmin Rashid She said that on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, steps are being taken to improve condition of government hospitals.
PTI government has made record increase in the salaries of doctors first time in the history of the country. She said that MTI act is being introduced to facilitate the patients not to harass anyone. She said that professors and doctors would be held answerable to facilitate the patients under MTI act. She said that government spends Rs.45 lakh annually on each bed in government hospitals. She said that one line budget will be spent according to the need of hospital.
She further said that doctors should facilitate patients in government hospitals. Provincial Health Minister took oath from the faculty members to work diligently. Later, Principal Prof. Dr. Al-Farid Zafar apprised the Provincial Minister regarding the facilities being provided to patients in General Hospital. Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) project, Hospital Information Management System (HIMS), has successfully registered over 15 million patients so far and more than 82 million medicines have been dispensed.
This was informed in a progress review meet-ing, chaired by Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor. As per statistics received this year so far, the total num-ber of patients visited OPD has jumped up to 15.61 million, whereas the total patients who visited the emergency ward is 6.11 million and the total num-ber of patients admitted to IPD is 73,240.
The medicines dispensed in the OPDs reached the number of 82.22 million and in the emergency ward, it was 6.49 million, while the medicines pro-vided in the IPD was about 405,000.