Shifa Int’l Hospital to provide consultants to GB govt

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Govt. of Gilgit-Baltistan and Shifa International Hospital formally signed an agreement today at Shifa International Hospital Islamabad to hire the services of specialist doctors for Gilgit-Baltistan.

The agreement reached after numerous consultative meetings and other formalities of bidding process in order to ensure transparency and trustship.

The agreement has been signed between Gilgit-Baltistan Rural Support Programme (Gbrsp)/Department of Health (Doh), Gilgit-Baltistan And M/S Shifa Foundation, Islamabad, Shifa International Hospitals Limited Islamabad, and eShifa (Siht Private Limited), Islamabad

As per the agreement the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan is hiring the services of 66 consultant doctors of various specialties as per the need identified by Health Department GB. This significant agreement signing ceremony was being attended by Deputy Speaker GBLA, Advocate Nazir Ahmad, Finance Minister GB, Mr. Javed Manwa, and women parliamentarians of Gilgit-Baltistan. Before the signing ceremony detailed deliberations were made between the partie to make the agreement successful and building longlasting matual trust.

During the discussion it has been decided that apart from rotation of specialist doctors in Gilgit-Baltistan, special attention would also be given to impart trainings for paramedics, biomedical technicians, nursing staff, house keeping etc of Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr. Muhyuddin Wani assured the senior managrment of Shifa International Hospital that direct monitoring would be made by himself to make this partnership a success one and to ensure that best medical services be provided to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan at their door steps. The agreement has initially been made for one year extendable further for another year.

The agreement provides high incentives to the specialist doctors so that they may go to those distant areas where currently even the services of medical officers are not available let alone the seevices of specialist doctors.

The political leadership of Gilgit-Baltistan present at the signing ceremony hoped that this connectivity over the period of time will grow stronger wherein the Govt of Gilgit-Baltistan would alsi think to avail the best facilities of Shifa International Hospital like Tele-ICU, Tele-Radiology, Tele-Pathology etc.