Secretary expresses anger over negligence of health department

Raza Naqvi

Secretary Health Punjab Mr. Ali Jan Khan on Monday while showing displeasure over the sheer negligence and mismanagement of the health department Attock has advised the district health authority to ensure health care services to all outdoor and indoor patients extending self respect in their hospitals.

The visiting Secretary Health also sought a detailed compliance report from the district health authority Attock within one month before initiating further proceedings against the delinquents involved in the misconduct of their official duties.

He has passed on these directions during his surprise inspection of under Mother & Child Hospital Attock, Asfandyar Bokhari District Headquarters Hospital Atttock, Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Hassanabadal and Hazro who was also accompanied with Chief Executive Officer, Health Authority Attock Dr. Asad Ismail, MS, DHQ Attock Dr.Jawad Elahi, District Health Officer Dr. Kashif Hussain, Deputy District Health Officer Attock Dr. Saeed Akhtar, MS, THQ Hazro Dr. Tufail Ahmed and other relevant officers of health department.

On this occasion, Secretary Health Punjab Mr. Ali Jan Khan also directed to utilize the Rs.10.5 million of Health Council for upgradation and maintenance of different equipment installed in the DHQ Attock. He took a round of the ongoing project of Mother and Child Hospital Attock being constructed with a cost of Rs.70 million which will be activated in the next six months.

He also reprimanded the MS concerned to make functional ETD machine of Rs.60 lacs installed in the hospital for the last many years. He assured that CT scan machine along with laboratory will be provided very soon besides instructed to appoint a well trained pharmacist.