Shah­baz vows to pro­vide qual­ity treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties in hos­pi­tals

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

SALIM AHMED LAHORE—Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad Shah­baz Sharif presided over a high level meet­ing, here to­day, which re­viewed the mea­sures for ben­e­fit­ting from in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy for im­prove­ment of treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties in hos­pi­tals.

Ad­dress­ing the meet­ing, the Chief Min­is­ter said that health­care fa­cil­i­ties in hos­pi­tals will be im­proved through the use of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and all out re­sources will be made avail­able for this pur­pose. He said that max­i­mum use of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in hos­pi­tals has be­come the need of the hour and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy man­age­ment sys­tem is es­sen­tial for health­care sys­tem.

He said that mea­sure taken with the help of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy for en­sur­ing avail­abil­ity of best med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties in hos­pi­tals will yield pos­i­tive re­sults. The meet­ing de­cided to in­tro­duce in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment sys­tem in teach­ing and dis­trict head­quar­ter hos­pi­tals un­der a phased pro­gramme. The Chief Min­is­ter di­rected to evolve a com­pre­hen­sive plan with re­gard to hospi­tal in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment sys­tem.

He said that the new sys­tem will be in­tro­duced with the co­op­er­a­tion of Pun­jab In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Board and In­dus Hospi­tal while staff of the con­cerned hos­pi­tals will also be im­parted spe­cial train­ing. Shah­baz Sharif said that he is deter­mined to im­prove treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties in hos­pi­tals and all nec­es­sary mea­sures will be taken for this pur­pose.

Chair­man Pun­jab In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Board Dr. Umer Saif give a brief­ing about the mea­sures taken in health sec­tor through the use of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. Ad­vi­sor on Health Kh. Salman Rafique, Chief Sec­re­tary, Ad­di­tional Chief Sec­re­tary, Sec­re­tary Spe­cial­ized Health and Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, Sec­re­tary Pri­mary and Se­condary Health, Chair­man Pun­jab Health­care Com­mis­sion, Chair­man Re­gional Board In­dus Hospi­tal Mian Muham­mad Ah­san, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer In­dus Hospi­tal Ab­dul Bari Khan and se­nior of­fi­cials were present in the meet­ing.

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