Punjab Specialized Healthcare Secretary Muhammad Aamir Jan along with Additional Secretary Development Dr Asif Tufail on Monday paid a visit to Institute of Public Health (IPH) to review performance and nature of working of the institute.
IPH Dean Dr Zarfishan Tahir briefed the secretary health about the achievements, issues and working of the institute. Chairman BoM IPH Lt-Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool was also present.
Muhammad Aamir Jan visited different departments of IPH and sought its performance report from heads.
Later while talking to media, the secretary Specialized Healthcare said that the IPH is of great importance in its nature of working which requires to be well equipped with technical and medical technology.
Acute shortage of specialist doctors and staff would be met by providing trained human resource which is lying pending since long, he added.
This institute would be converted into centre of excellence by evolving a comprehensive mechanism very soon, the secretary added.
Muhammad Aamir Jan said that research and development section of IPH would be strengthened with provision of huge budget so that this wing may perform to the optimal level to play advisory role for department in respect of prevention of epidemics.
In response to a query, secretary health said that surprise and regular visits of teaching hospitals would be conducted regularly in a bid to upgrade hospitals in its working and provide better healthcare to the patients. The hospitals have been released with budget of billions of rupees.