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Usman Buzdar vows to transform government hospitals

CM INAUGURATES MOBILE HEALTH UNIT IN SIMS

LAHORE:  Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the mobile health unit donated by Imperial College London at Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) on Wednesday. A briefing of SIMS academic council was also held to brief about the steps taken for improving medical facilities in Services Hospital.

The Chief Minister, on the occasion, announced to upgrade the hospital emergency adding that it would be made state-of-the-art facility and Punjab government will provide necessary resources in this regard. He also directed to overcome the shortage of hospital’s human resource. I had, earlier, visited the hospital emergency twice in the night and some complaints were raised with regard to medical facilities. My late father was also admitted here and I know that what difficulties are faced by the patients in the emergency, he added. Hospitals’ emergencies will be improved on priority basis and funds are provided in the budget, he added. He said that hospitals will be transformed as healing centers and shortages found anywhere will be removed.

The Chief Minister said that the journey of change has been started from hospitals and patients will be provided quality healthcare facilities. He took notice of overcharging in name of car parking from the attendants and made it clear that overcharging will not be tolerated. He also met with young doctors who thanked the Chief Minister for an increase in their pay. He issued directions to the health minister for early solution of hostel problem of doctors. Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Chairman P&D, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and others were also present on the occasion.

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