One patient one attendant policy being implemented in hospitals

Staff Reporter

Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Saqib Zafar paid a surprise visit to Lahore General Hospital and Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences (PINS) on Saturday.
The Secretary visited different departments of the hospital including medical and surgical emergency, operation theaters, ICU, indoor wards, MRI, laboratory, dengue counter and washrooms. Saqib Zafar went to the patients individually and inquired after their health as well as asked about the health facilities provided by the hospital’s administration.
Principal PGMI Prof. Agha Shabeer Ali, Medical Superintendent Dr. Mehmood Salauddin, Nursing Superintendent and other administrative doctors were present on this occasion. Saqib Zafar checked the operation theaters, ICU, pharmacy and dengue counter.
He also reviewed the cleanliness condition in the hospital especially in the washrooms. Due to the rush of public in the emergency the secretary ordered that one patient one attendant policy should be implemented to reduce the rush of attendants for better healthcare of the patients. Moreover, the Secretary directed to construct more sheds for the attendants of the patients. Principal PGMI Prof. Agha Shabeer Ali while briefing the Secretary said that Lahore General Hospital is known for the treatment of brain diseases and head injuries and a large number of patients come to the hospital for their treatment.

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