LAHORE: As a result of the own motion notice taken in the public interest by Maj (r) Azam Suleman Khan, Ombudsman, Punjab, three anaesthetists and senior registrars had been recruited in Lady Willingdon Hospital Lahore.
Meanwhile, the male and female medical officers' recruitment process was also being completed speedily to provide medical facilities to patients.
Maj (r) Azam Suleman Khan took this own motion notice over a news item published daily disclosing that different seats of anaesthetists, child specialists, senior registrar (pediatric), and admin doctors and medical officers were lying vacant in the city's largest gynaecological facility.
While taking cognizance of this, the provincial ombudsman directed the health department to expedite the recruitment process of medical officers, and an organized system should also be evolved for timely recruitments against vacant posts. In contrast, the hiring process may not suffer any bureaucratic snafu.
In compliance with the instructions, the ombudsman office has been informed that a committee has been constituted under administrative secretaries of the primary and secondary healthcare and specialized healthcare and medical education departments to devise an automation system for dealing with such administrative issues.