Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting, here today, which reviewed the measures for beneftting from information technology for improvement of treatment facilities in hospitals.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that healthcare facilities in hospitals will be improved through the use of information technology and all out resources will be made available for this purpose. He said that maximum use of information technology in hospitals has become the need of the hour and information technology management system is essential for healthcare system.
He said that measure taken with the help of information technology for ensuring availability of best medical facilities in hospitals will yield positive results. The meeting decided to introduce information management system in teaching and district headquarter hospitals under a phased programme. The Chief Minister directed to evolve a comprehensive plan with regard to hospital information management system.
He said that the new system will be introduced with the cooperation of Punjab Information Technology Board and Indus Hospital while staff of the concerned hospitals will also be imparted special training. Shahbaz Sharif said that he is determined to improve treatment facilities in hospitals and all necessary measures will be taken for this purpose.
Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board Dr. Umer Saif give a briefing about the measures taken in health sector through the use of information technology. Advisor on Health Kh. Salman Rafique, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Specialized Health and Medical Education, Secretary Primary and Secondary Health, Chairman Punjab Healthcare Commission, Chairman Regional Board Indus Hospital Mian Muhammad Ahsan, Chief Executive Officer Indus Hospital Abdul Bari Khan and senior officials were present in the meeting.