By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: Around 40 private sector’s medical and dental institutions affiliated with the University of Health Sciences (UHS) have been directed by the UHS body to allocate 150 beds each in their respective teaching hospitals for corona patients.
This was decided at the 58th UHS syndicate meeting, headed by Vice-Chancellor Prof Javed Akram on Wednesday in order to ease the burden on the public sector institutions in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Prof Khawaja Sadiq Hussain, Prof Sajid Maqbool, Prof Abdul Nasir Shah, Dr Saqib Mehmood and representatives of Punjab health and finance departments attended the meeting.
The syndicate approved the allocation of free beds for corona patients in the private sector teaching hospitals affiliated with the varsity. The body was apprised that UHS had around 40 private sector’s medical and dental institutions affiliated with it which had their own teaching hospitals. The administration private sector institutions would be directed to allocate 150 beds each in their respective teaching hospitals for corona patients.
It was also decided that the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) would be approached to inspect these hospitals to assess whether or not they were equipped to treat corona patients.
The syndicate decided to give a free hand to UHS Vice-Chancellor in that regard. Prof Javed Akram assured that all-out efforts would be made for the provision of free beds within the next couple of days.