World Pa­tient Safety Day teaches les­son of pa­tient’s safe treat­ment: Dr Yas­min

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LA­HORE: Pun­jab Health Min­is­ter Dr. Yas­min Rashid said on Thurs­day that the World Pa­tient Safety Day teaches the les­son to re­new pledge for safe treat­ment of pa­tients.

She was speak­ing as chief guest at the World Pa­tient Safety Sem­i­nar at Fa­tima Jin­nah Med­i­cal Univer­sity. ViceChan­cel­lor FJMU Pro­fes­sor Amir Za­man Khan, Provin­cial Fo­cal Per­son on Pa­tients Safety and Qual­ity Pun­jab Dr. Hus­sain Jaf­fery, World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dr. Jamshed, stu­dents and fac­ulty mem­bers were present on the oc­ca­sion.

Prof Amir Za­man Khan and Dr. Hus­sain Jaf­fery thanked the Min­is­ter and un­der­scored the im­por­tance of the World Pa­tient Safety day. The Min­is­ter ap­pre­ci­ated the or­ga­niz­ers for ar­rang­ing aware­ness sem­i­nar on a very im­por­tant is­sue.

Dr. Yas­min said, “The day af­fords us an op­por­tu­nity to re­new pledge to en­sure safe treat­ment for pa­tients. I am a proud alumna of the FJWU. A doc­tor’s ul­ti­mate pride is safe treat­ment to pa­tients. Ev­ery year, hun­dreds of thou­sands of pa­tients lose their lives world over due to non-pro­vi­sion of safe treat­ment. The treat­ment must be­gin with words of con­so­la­tion for pa­tients. Doctors must fol­low the nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions be­fore be­gin­ning treat­ment. A pa­tient’s loss by in­tent on part of doctors is im­prob­a­ble. By ob­serv­ing the nec­es­sary pro­to­cols, a lot of lives can be saved. As doctors, treat­ment of pa­tients is a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity for us. I salute our doctors, nurses and paramed­i­cal staff who worked dur­ing Corona Pan­demic who ren­dered ex­em­plary ser­vices. We are en­sur­ing mea­sures for the safety of pa­tients as well as health­care work­ers.”

In his ad­dress, Provin­cial Fo­cal Per­son on Pa­tients Safety and Qual­ity Pun­jab Dr. Hus­sain Jaf­fery said, “A pa­tient loses life ev­ery 20 sec­onds in the world. Un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Min­is­ter Heath Dr. Yas­min Rashid, all-out mea­sures are be­ing en­sured for pa­tient safety.”

World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dr. Jamshed said, “I con­grat­u­late or­ga­niz­ers for hold­ing an aware­ness sem­i­nar on pa­tient safety and I ap­pre­ci­ate Dr. Yas­min Rashid for fa­cil­i­tat­ing com­mon man in the pro­vi­sion of health­care ser­vices.”

LA­HORE: A worker of PHA busy in paint of sign in­stall by city gov­ern­ment on the eve of World Pa­tient Safety Day in front of Pun­jab Assem­bly in provin­cial cap­i­tal.

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