Shortage of doctors to be overcome: Dr Yasmin

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Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said on Monday that inductions would be made in the health department against 4,600 vacant posts. She stated that we are trying best to fill the shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in the government teaching hospitals of Punjab.

Free treatment and treatment facilities worth billions of rupees are being provided through sehat sahulat card. She said this while presiding over a meeting at Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education department.

She said the department had started a process of sending requisition to Punjab Public Service Commission for induction of doctors. Dr Yasmin said that all out efforts were being made to overcome the shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Punjab teaching hospitals. She directed the department to follow the induction process on daily basis. She said appointment of Dr Ahmad Javed Qazi as Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education was a good omen as he was very hard working officer. Newly appointed Secretary Health Dr Ahmad Javaid Qazi, Special Secretary Muhammad Usman, Additional Secretaries Zahida Azhar, Shahida Farrukh, Dr. Hafiz Shahid Latif, Qaratul Ain and Agha Nabil, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti and the respective Deputy Secretaries participated. Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid during the meeting reviewed the sehat sahulat card, new recruitment of doctors in the health department, mother and child hospitals, Construction, promotion of doctors and professors, midwifery colleges and regional blood center’s initiatives in detail. Special Secretary Muhammad Usman and related additional secretaries gave a briefing to Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that Department of Specialized Health and Medical Education has started the process to send requisition to Punjab Public Service Commission to recruit 4600 new posts.

Progress on mother and child hospitals in Punjab is going on fast track. Our government has made a record recruitment of medical staff in the Punjab Health Department.

She stated that we are trying their best to fill the shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in the government teaching hospitals of Punjab.

Free treatment and treatment facilities worth billions of rupees are being provided through sehat sahulat card. The health department has been instructed to follow the process of recruitment of new medical staff on a daily basis. She said that steps are being taken for the regional blood center.

The department is completing the process including working papers for the development of medical officers. She said that posting of Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi is good sign. He is one of the most hardworking and honest officials. Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi will work for the further development of medical education.

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