Pro­vi­sion of best med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties is our mis­sion: CM

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL - Staff Reporter

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad She­hbaz Sharif has said that pro­vi­sion of best treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties to the peo­ple of the prov­ince is mis­sion of the govern­ment and we will en­sure pro­vi­sion of qual­ity med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties to the peo­ple jointly. He said that ser­vice to ail­ing hu­man­ity is not less than a kind of wor­ship. He said that all out re­sources will be pro­vided for this pur­pose. The Chief Min­is­ter said that en­cour­age­ment of EDOs Health and ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cers of those dis­tricts en­sur­ing achieve­ment of fixed tar­gets for the up­lift of health sec­tor will be con­tin­ued whereas those EDOs Health and ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cers show­ing poor per­for­mance will be held ac­count­able.

He said that Pun­jab govern­ment has given the big­gest bud­get of the his­tory of health sec­tor. He said that the re­sults with re­gard to pro­vi­sion of pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties should be come fore.

He ex­pressed th­ese views while ad­dress­ing a meet­ing which con­tin­ued for four hours, here to­day, in which fa­cil­i­ties be­ing pro­vided to the pa­tients at tehsil and district head­quar­ters hospi­tals, per­for­mance of ru­ral and ba­sic health units and pro­vi­sion of qual­ity health fa­cil­i­ties to the peo­ple of the prov­ince were re­viewed in de­tail.

The meet­ing de­cided to make sys­tem of avail­abil­ity and pro­vi­sion of free medicines to the pa­tients in the hospi­tals should be dig­i­tal­ized un­der a phased pro­gramme which will help in check­ing of em­bez­zle­ment of free medicines in the hospi­tals and en­sure pro­vi­sion of free medicines to the pa­tients.

She­hbaz Sharif said that pro­vi­sion of mod­ern and qual­ity pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties is top pri­or­ity of the govern­ment and keep­ing in view this ob­jec­tive, his­toric bud­get for health sec­tor has been al­lo­cated in the his­tory of the prov­ince.

He said that we all will have to work jointly for the pro­vi­sion of qual­ity pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties. He said that all con­cerned in­sti­tu­tions and de­part­ments have to dis­charge their du­ties with an ef­fec­tive co­or­di­na­tion.

The Chief Min­is­ter di­rected to en­sure achieve­ment of fixed tar­gets for pro­vid­ing qual­ity pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties and added that no ef­fort should be spared in the treat­ment of ail­ing hu­man­ity in tehsil and district head- quar­ters hospi­tals and ru­ral and ba­sic health cen­ters. He said that im­me­di­ate steps should be taken for re­mov­ing the short­age of med­i­cal staff in ru­ral and ba­sic health cen­ters. He said that steps should be taken with the help of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy for en­sur­ing at­ten­dance of med­i­cal and other staff at health cen­ters at ev­ery cost.

She­hbaz Sharif ex­press­ing his in­dig­na­tion over de­lay in com­ple­tion of some mat­ters in per­for­mance of du­ties of vac­ci­na­tors in some dis­tricts said that such de­lay is in­tol­er­a­ble in the per­for­mance of du­ties of vac­ci­na­tors and ac­tion will be taken against the per­sons re­spon­si­ble of de­lay.

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