CM for ensuring availability of free medicines in hospitals – Pakistan Observer

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has said that the government wants to ensure a free supply of medicines in emergencies in hospitals and added that there should be a clear difference in providing facilities for treatment to patients in hospitals.

While presiding over a meeting at his office, the caretaker CM said that necessary steps should be taken to provide facilities in all hospitals, including Faisalabad. The meeting reviewed the medical facilities of Allied Hospital and consented to the proposal to include philanthropic industrialists in the syndicate of Faisalabad Medical University.

A principled decision was taken to establish Friends of Allied Hospital Faisalabad to construct a new emergency block there. The CM ordered the allocation of a portion of land to start work on this project without delay and directed to register FIR for overcharging in the parking lot of Allied Hospital.

The parking lot’s management should be handed over to the Faisalabad Parking Company, he added.

The meeting was told that four modular operation theatres of Allied Hospital will become functional by mid of February. The CM directed that the other operation theatres should also be made functional as soon as possible. He agreed to hand over the management of the regional blood center in Faisalabad to the Indus Foundation.

An industrialist Syed Umar Nazr Shah assured full cooperation to take measures for the citizens. Ahmad Shafi of Crescent Group said that there can be no greater good than saving someone’s life and assured to extend full cooperation in this regard. Farooq Shaikh said that they will work shoulder to shoulder with the government for the welfare of patients. Abid Kamal said that they will lend a hand to improve the lives of patients. Shaiq Javed said that they will cooperate fully to solve the problems of Allied Hospital. Shoaib Mukhtar said that they are ready to cooperate for free medicines and tests.

Commissioner Faisalabad Silwat Saeed participated through a video link. Caretaker Provincial Minister Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Dr. Javed Akram, Caretaker Minister Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr. Jamal Nasir, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Ahmad Javed Qazi, Vice Chancellor Faisalabad Medical University, MS Allied Hospital and others attended the meeting.


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