Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Friday suspended Sheikhupura District Headquarters Hospital Medical Superintendant Dr Azhar Amin.
According to details, on the directives of Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Director General Health Punjab Dr. Haroon Jehangir paid a surprise visit to the DHQ and the MS as well as staff of the hospital were found absent. The DG Health visited different units of the hospital and the status of facilities. The DG Health was accompanied by Dr Suhail Rana, Dr Younis, Rao Alamgir, Usman Ghani and members of the Roadmap team.
The health minister issued warning to MS DHQ Vehari Dr. Mohammad Fazil to improve performance and ordered to change DMS Dr Khalid Safdar. On directions from the Health Minister, Additional Secretary Health South Punjab Dr Shahid Latif reviewed arrangements at Vehari DHQ Hospital.
The health minister said, “The government has hired 32,000 doctors on merit in public sector hospital on merit and we hope that substantial difference must be seen with the addition of this human resource. After taking charge, meeting the human resource shortage was my first priority. The absence of doctors, lack of medicines or negligence in treatment shall not be tolerated at any cost. Poor performing MS shall be sent home. The monitoring of Punjab hospitals through surprise visits shall continue. All MS have been appointed to serve people. In accordance with vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar we are trying to ensure provision of best quality treatment in Punjab.”