Janitorial services to be outsourced in government hospitals

Staff Reporter

lahore—Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Punjab, Najam Ahmad Shah has directed the heads of teaching hospitals and specialized healthcare institutions to complete process of outsourcing of janitorial services within a week. He said that no compromise would be acceptable on the cleanliness and hygiene conditions in the hospitals. He directed the principals of teaching hospitals and heads of Specialized Healthcare Institutions to evolve a system for clinical audit of their institutions.
He stated this, during a high-level meeting chaired by the Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Raffique. Besides, Vice Chancellors of King Edward Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and University of Health Sciences, Principals of Medical Colleges, Heads of Specialized Healthcare Institutions and Medical Superintendents of Teaching Hospitals attended the meeting.
While addressing the meeting Kh. Salman Raffique directed that as the eve of Eid ul Azha is coming soon, therefore, all the hospitals should remain alert for control and treatment of Congo fever. He directed that protocol and SOPs prepared by World Health Organization and other experts should strictly be followed in the treatment and case management of Congo patients.
He directed that doctors and nurses should use personal protective gears during the treatment of even suspected Congo patients and no laxity should be shown in this regard, as it might be dangerous for them as well.
Prof. Faisal Masood informed that SOPs and protocol to differentiate Congo and Dengue patients has been circulated among the hospitals and Dengue Expert Advisory Group has imparted training to the doctors and nurses.

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