September 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the FG Polyclinic Reforms Committee was held today under the chair of Dr. Zafar Mirza Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health. Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik Federal Secretary Health, Executive Director FG Polyclinic among others attended the meeting. Dr. Zafar Mirza reviewed progress made against decisions taken in previous meetings of the committee. The committee recommended creation of 220 additional positions of postgraduate trainee doctors. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Zafar Mirza said reform agenda in health sector is being implemented expeditiously. All out measures are being taken to improve patient-care in hospitals. In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan we are committed to improving the performance of public sector hospitals and achieving Universal Health Coverage, he said. Dr. Zafar Mirza said at present there is a heavy load of patients visiting FG Polyclinic. Around 8,000 patients seek treatment on daily basis at the hospital. To address this situation the 35 dispensaries attached with Polyclinic are undergoing reform. Non-functional dispensaries are being closed down and staff is being transferred to FG Polyclinic. Some dispensaries are being assigned new role so the load on the hospital is reduced. On this occasion Dr. Shoaib Khan ED Polyclinic shared that Gynae department in the hospital is being upgraded and new equipment worth Rs. 123 Million is being procured. He said MRI machine, CT Scan and Mammography equipments are being installed in the hospital.