CM Punjab chairs meeting about health sector reforms

MN Report 08:37 PM, 20 Aug, 2022
CM Punjab chairs meeting about health sector reforms

LAHORE: Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, Chief Minister of Punjab, has approved the adoption of the emergency management model in hospitals in a meeting which also reviewed the proposal to declare emergencies as a separate department in hospitals. 

Approval was given to use disposable bed sheets in emergency wards. The CM endorsed the decision to provide a special allowance to emergency duty doctors. At the same time, the meeting approved in principle to fill vacant posts of anaesthesiologists and the new board of governors of Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology. 

Speaking on this occasion, the CM said that emergency duty doctors and staff would be given special incentives. The doctors of Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology will be provided transportation and accommodation facilities; he added and mentioned that the services of PIC doctors would be borrowed to treat the patients. A new 400-bed hospital will also be built in Wazirabad, he concluded. 

The CM was briefed that work has been started to expand Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology from 125 to 200 beds, and 16 PGRs will be hired. Yasmin Rashid, Salman Ghani, GM Sikandar, and Dr Rizwan Naseer attended the meeting. 



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