Sarwar underscores medics’ role in quality healthcare


Prof Al-Freed Zafar terms experience of telemedicine excellent

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has emphasised that medical teachers, professors and senior doctors associated with medical education have great responsibility to improve the quality of healthcare to strengthen public confidence in public sector hospitals.

“All those associated with the medical education or dispensation system should play their due role in ensuring quality healthcare to people.”

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar was talking to Postgraduate Medical Institute & Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Dr Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar. The latter called on Ch Sarwar at Governor House on Saturday.

During the meeting, the governor said that during the Corona epidemic, doctors, nurses and paramedics worked tirelessly and professionally to treat patients suffering from this deadly disease.

“They saved many lives as a result of unparalleled services which are undoubtedly commendable.”

He hoped that the health sector would continue to work diligently to cope with the current situation, especially the Delta virus.

“The health sector would have to implement the brilliant strategy of Prime Minister Imran Khan which has been much beneficial in the last three waves of corona epidemic and has also been acknowledged globally as successful.”

Talking on the occasion, Principal PGMI Prof Al-freed Zafar said that by introducing Sehat Cards, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the Punjab Government has taken a brilliant step towards providing free medical treatment to the people.

“It is a historic step indeed and through that any person will be able to get better treatment without any recommendation and will not be deprived of health facilities due to lack of money.”

The PGMI Principal said that during the corona pandemic, the doctors community has rendered excellent services.

He added that the treatment of patients was not less than a challenge for the doctors in view of other precautionary measures but they worked without any fear.

He further said that the experience of Telemedicine System in Punjab, especially in Lahore was excellent through which thousands of people got benefit as it has been made easier for them to consult a doctor sitting at home and devise a method of treatment and guidance.

Prof Al-freed said that this facility introduced in Pakistan was made available to the public for the first time and with this facility a large number of people from home and abroad got online medical advisory from the doctor of General Hospital.

He assured the Punjab governor that PGMI’s Health Education platform would introduce such a mechanism that people would feel priority and pride in government hospitals for medical treatment.

He further said that the present government has allocated ample funds for construction of new hospitals and provision of modern medical equipment in Lahore and other cities of the province which would bring significant relief to the patients.






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