LGH to give better medical services to people in 2020


LAHORE: Following the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to provide better healthcare facilities to every person, the administration of Lahore General Hospital (LGH) has converted it into patients’ lover hospital.
Briefing about the performance and services during the previous year, PGMI/LGH Principal Prof Al-Fareed Zafar said on Wednesday that 22,94,793 patients arrived in emergency and outdoor last year. People and government employees were benefitted from evening outdoor shift at LGH.
‘On the direction of the Government of the Punjab and Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, the LGH is providing treatment and diagnostic facilities to the patients without any fee’. MS Dr Mahmood Salahuddin, Director Emergency Dr Rana Shafiq and other officers were also present on this occasion.
He said that PGMI was only attached department of LGH in the country where doctors come from all provinces of country including abroad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir for specialization and students are equipped with the latest research being done in the field of medicine in the world so that these students could treat patients in a perfect manner.
Talking about this annual report, Principal Prof Alfred Zafar said that this hospital has the honor of delivering therapeutic facilities to a record number of patients. He said that besides patients their relatives were also provided rest and Panahgaah facilities. Prof. Al-Freed Zafar said that diagnostic facilities were also provided to millions of outdoor patients while doctors and medical staff have performed brilliantly in the year 2019.
He hoped that LGH would show better performance in 2020. Medical facilities would continue. He briefed about the annual report of Lahore General Hospital that 86,278 patients were admitted in indoor department, 1397315 outpatients were treated last year while 897478 persons were taken to the hospital in emergency. In this year, 37299 persons have undergone minor operations in emergency while 38324 persons have gone major operations in the same year.
Similarly, 22977 MRIs, 18762 dialysis, 6049 Gastroscopy and 78777 ECGs were performed at General Hospital and 82376 CT scan were undertaken.