ICT health services reviewed

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—On the directions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Fawad Hasan Fawad chaired a meeting at Prime Minister House today to review the availability and quality of government health services being provided in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and to formulate immediate interventions to improve the coverage and quality of government health services.
Secretary to the Prime Minister informed the meeting that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed dissatisfaction over the state of government health facilities and abysmal quality of services in Islamabad for the last fifteen years. Secretary to the Prime Minister apprised that the Prime Minister wanted the meeting to be meaningful, not perfunctory, and directed that it should lead to concrete and tangible results.
After a detailed discussion on the health facilities being managed by the Capital Development Author-ity, the ICT Administration, and the Capital Development and Administration Division, the meeting took significant decisions for improvement in the health facilities in the Federal Capital.
It was decided that CDA shall convert its dispensaries located in I-10 and G-9 into fully staffed and functional Mother and Child Hospital (MCH), with at least one paediatrician and one gynaecologist. A MCH will be established in F-11 in as well. Chair-man CDA will constitute a special committee to finalise the up-gradation of these dispensaries to MCHs and establishment of new MCHs.
RHC Si-hala, RHC Bara Kahu, BHU Shah Allah Ditta and RHC Tarlai, under ICT Administration, will also be converted into MCHs and will be attached with the PIMS. The remaining BHUs / RHCs will be at-tached with Polyclinic, the meeting decided. Poly-clinic will send their Post Graduates to BHUs, RHCs and MCHs.
ICT will provide vehicles to facilitate doctors at BHUs and RHCs, the meeting agreed. Besides, PIMS will provide missing facili-ties at BHUs and RHCs in addition to arranging medical specialists in ICT’s Mother and Child Hospitals.

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