The Institute of Public Health (IPH) will conduct one month training of doctors (grade 17 to 20) shortlisted by the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education (SH&ME) and Primary & Secondary Health Department for the posting on administrative posts of the hospitals as well as other health centres for better management and efficient working of these institutions.
These doctors would be trained in financial matters, service roles, audit related matters, purchase, PEEDA Act2006, PEPRA Rules etc. For this purpose, an evaluation test of the selected candidate doctors held at the IPH for assessment of their knowledge and abilities in such matters.
Dean IPH, Prof. Dr. Zarfishan Tahir visited test centres setup in the institute. She told that sittings arrangements have made in four different halls keeping in view the COVID 19 SoPs. Social distancing and face masks were ensured for the safety of everyone.
Dr. Zarfishan informed that Provincial Health Development Centre (PHDC) is also on board in this training. Dean IPH further said that on the direction of Punjab Minister Health Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, Secretaries of both the health departments have taken a brilliant step of training of doctors who will be assigned administrative responsibilities in the health institutions.
She said that this initiative will go a long way for enabling the administrative/general cadre doctors to discharge their duties efficiently which would ultimately improve the healthcare delivery system of the hospitals. The IPH will be on front foot to fulfill the targets assigned by the government to promote public health, Dr. Zarfishan Tahir reiterated.