KP health sector reforms visible

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Health Shahram Tarakai while expressing his satisfaction over the pace of implementation of Medical Teaching Institutions (MTI) Act in Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) has said that positive results of the provincial government’s health sector reform agenda have begun to be visible in HMC and a remarkable change is visible not only in the outlook of the hospital but its healthcare service delivery as well. With reforms measures fully in place, the hospital will be changed into a model one and the same model will very soon be replicated to all other tertiary care hospitals of the province.
He was talking to media persons during his visit to HMC here on Tuesday. He said that the PTI led government was the first one which is not only committed to change the decades old systems of health service delivery but is also making result-oriented measures to this end bearing very encouraging results.
“The existing system of heath service delivery is a totally failed one and as such the public is fed up of it, and the credit goes to the present provincial government that for the first time in the history of the province it took the initiative to change the failed system into a vibrant and public friendly one”; Shahram Khan Said and added that very soon all the tertiary care hospitals of the province will be brought at par with private sector hospitals of high repute and with each passing day the public will feel the change. The provincial minister told that all the managerial affairs and clinical services of HMC were being totally computerized in order to render it paperless which would further improve its efficiency.
He inspected various sections and departments of the hospital and got detailed information about the services and facilities being provided therein. Earlier the provincial minister was given a detailed briefing about implementation status of MTI act, administrative and financial matters, clinical services being provided in the hospitals, restructuring of the existing management hierarchy in the light of MTI act, ongoing projects, and future plans etc.
Chairman of the hospital BOG, Sahibzada Saeed and other high ups of the hospitals were also present on the occasion .regarding the three year strategic plan chalked out for the hospital it was told that under the plan an amount to the tune of Rs. 1360 million would spent on the hospital infrastructure and hiring of human resource by the year 2017 whereas Rs. 400 million are being spent on the renovation, rehabilitation, sanitation repair and face lifting of the hospital.
The minister was apprised that 485 million rupees were being spent on the purchase of new medical equipment and new beds in the hospital. Minister health appreciated the role of the BOG Chairman and his team for speedily implementing the reforms initiatives in the hospital and assured him all out support of the provincial government in this regard.

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