AJK Assures Best Possible Health Facilities For The State Population:
Sumaira FH 12 days ago Tue 11th September 2018 | 07:51 PM
President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has said that the AJK government will strive to provide the best possible health facilities to its citizens, especially the people living in far-flung areas.
MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) ,:President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has said that the AJK government will strive to provide the best possible health facilities to its citizens, especially the people living in far-flung areas.
The President made these remarks during a briefing given by the Dr Khawaja Azhar Bashir, Medical Superintendent District Headquarter Hospital, Hattian on Tuesday.
on the occasion, President AJK was given a detailed briefing on the facilities provided at the Hospital and was also informed on various issues faced by the management.
Dr Khawaja Azhar informed that DHQ Hattian is providing free emergency services to the residents of Hattian and adjoining areas. He informed that the hospital was upgraded to the status of DHQ in November 2017. He said that the newly constructed building was inaugurated in 2011 and the current facilities can accommodate 100 beds. Currently, he said, the sanctioned bed strength at DHQ Hospital is 50. The hospital management informed that due to a deficiency of equipment, specialists and essential staff the District Headquarter Hospital is not functioning to its full capacity.
He said currently 11 male doctors and 10 female doctors are catering to the public.
He apprised the President that numerous sanctioned posts of specialists doctors are still vacant which need to filled. He requested for building new blocks in order to accommodate the proposed Cardiology, ENT, Eye Department, Gynecology and Obs wards.
Sardar Masood Khan assured that facilities of the DHQ will be upgraded, and the requisite budget will be increased to cater to the increasing number of patients. He said the issues related to the hospital will also be taken up the minister and secretary concerned in order to expedite the allocation of funds and staff. President AJK advised the hospital management to present the issues to the Secretary and Director General Health. He assured that the presidency would assist in facilitating the management of DHQ Hospital in addressing their genuine issues.
Dr. Mustafa Bashir, Member AJK Legislative Assembly, and Chairman Public Accounts Committee; Dr. Farooq Awan, District Health Officer along with the representatives of the district administration were also present in the meeting. Afterward, President AJK also toured the different sections of the hospital and visited the patients under treatment in various wards of the hospital.