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Steps Be Taken To Make Wazirabad Institute Of Cardiology Fully Operational: Caretaker Health Minister

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Steps be taken to make Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology fully operational: Caretaker Health Minister

Caretaker Health Minister Punjab Dr Jawad Sajid Khan has directed the Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education (SH&ME) Department to take immediate necessary steps to make Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology (WIC) fully functional.

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Jun, 2018 ) :Caretaker Health Minister Punjab Dr Jawad Sajid Khan has directed the Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education (SH&ME) Department to take immediate necessary steps to make Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology (WIC) fully functional.

He expressed these views during a departmental briefing by the SH&ME department on Wednesday, says a handout issued here.

He directed that arrangements for cardiac surgeries should be completed and emergency service should immediately be introduced.

Secretary Health Najam Ahmad Shah briefed the Minister regarding the performance of department and the initiatives and development carried out in health sector. He said 12 mega projects have been completed at a cost of Rs 26 billion in two years, adding Surgical tower of Mayo Hospital was one of them which was fully functional now.

He further informed that operation theaters of WIC have been completed and all the equipments and machinery have been installed there.

Moreover, a professor of cardiac surgery has also been posted in WIC.

He hoped that within a week or two bypass cardiac surgery would be started at the institution.

Minister Health Dr. Jawad Sajid Khan observed that billions of rupees of national exchequer have been spent on health sector development and the benefits of this development should directly be reached to the poor and deserving patients visiting to these hospitals.

Secretary Health further informed that liver transplant center of Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore has been upgraded at a cost of Rs 400 million whereas four state-of-the-art burn centers in Mayo Hospital Surgical Tower, Nishtar Hopital Multan, Jinnah Hospital Lahore and Allied Hospital Faisalabad are fully functional.

He further said that central induction policy for postgraduate trainee doctors has been introduced and all the online inductions were made purely on merit in a transparent manner.

The Minister directed to conduct a physical inspection regarding the functioning of 901 ventilators installed in the teaching hospitals.

Dr. Jawad Sajid Khan further said that a group of senior radiologists also be constituted for online consultancy and reading of CT Scan tests for correct diagnosis.

He appreciated the administrative capabilities of Secretary Health Najam Ahmad Shah and praised the initiatives taken for the development and improvement of specialized healthcare services.

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