Poor performing VCs, MSs to be changed: Minister

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Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid ordered to change poor performing Vice Chancellors, Principals and Medical Superintendants based on the findings of the Clinical Audit report of Punjab hospitals in a meeting at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department here on Wednesday.
Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Barrister Nabeel Awan, Additional Secretary Staff Dr. Salma, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof Amir Zaman Khan, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Prof Arif Tajammul, Principal Services Institute of Medical Sciences Prof Mehmud Ayaz, CEO Mayo Hospital Prof Asad Aslam Khan, MS Services Hospital Dr. Iftikhar, MS Jinnah Hospital Dr. Yahya Sultan, MS Ganga Ram Dr. Ehtesham, Dr. Huma, Usman Azam Shahzad and other senior officials of the department. The minister reviewed the Clinical Audit report of Services Hospital, Jinnah Hospital and Ganga Ram Hospital.
She said, “We are expanding the Clinical Audit to other hospitals. The objective of Clinical Audit is to transform health services at public sector hospitals.
Jinnah Hospital, Services Hospital and Ganga Ram teams must review the Audit reports and bring about improvements highlighted and identified in the reports. Cleanliness must be ensured at every cost. Good behavior of doctors treats half of the illness. Delay in treatment or bad behavior will not be tolerated at any cost. The performance of Vice Chancellors, Principals and Medical Superintendants will be reviewed every quarter based on the Clinical Audit report.”
Meanwhile, the health minister directed the officials concerned to expedite disbursement of special allowances to health professionals. She was chairing a high-level meeting at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department here on Wednesday.
The meeting was attended by Advisor to Chief Minister on Economic Affairs and Planning & Development Dr. Salman Shah, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Barrister Nabeel Awan, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Capt (r) Usman Younis, Managing Director Punjab Health Foundation Dr. Kiran Khurshid, Additional Secretary Finance Muzaffar Siyal and other officials.
The minister reviewed the status and strategies for disbursement of Special Health Allowance, Health Professional Allowance, Non-Practicing Allowance and Teaching allowance. Secretary SHME Department Barrister Nabeel Awan briefed the minister in details on different allowances for health professionals.