Burn Units,ICU For All DHQ Hospitals: Salman Rafiq

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Burn units,ICU for all DHQ hospitals: Salman Rafiq

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -8th Sept,2016) : Advisor to chief minister on Health,Khawaja Salman Rafiq said the government would implement a comprehensive plan to provide more healthcare facilities to people of far-flung, rural areas.

He said that in the next two years almost ten thousand beds would be provided to DHQ hospitals ,adding that dental,burn unit & ICU provisions would also be added to DHQ hospitals. He stated this while presiding over a meeting to review development schemes of Health department here on Thursday.

Secretary Primary & Secondary Health department,Ali Jaan Khan,Director General Health Mukhtar Hussain Syed and all other concerned officers of the department attended the meeting. Ali Jaan Khan said the government released Rs 800 million for the construction of Wah Cantt General Hospital.

He briefed the meeting that Intensive Care Units would also be established in all DHQ hospitals.He added that construction of THQ hospital Murree and purchase of low-cost mobile health units were also included in the development programme.

The meeting was informed that 17 incinerators and two autoclave machines were being purchased for the disposal of hospital waste. After successful experiment of mobile health units in southern Punjab, on the directions of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Health department would purchase another ten to twelve mobile health units for which Rs.

one billion were allocated,informed Secretary Ali Jaan. The meeting was briefed that 193 Suzuki pickups were being converted into ambulances to facilitate DHQ and THQ hospitals. The meeting was informed that rapid screening kits,for diagnosis of AIDS, worth Rs.

34 million would be procured. Director EPI Dr. Munir Ahmad said that 1600 motorbikes were being distributed among the vaccinators to improve routine immunization coverage and the distribution of two-wheelers had been completed in 19 districts of the province.