Public health: Pharma audit initiated across govt hospitals

Rafique said primary and secondary health facilities were being upgraded across DHQ and THQ hospitals


Our Correspondent March 30, 2016
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique visiting the Government Mian Munshi Hospital. PHOTO: NNI

LAHORE:


Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique said on Wednesday that a pharmaceutical audit of all public hospitals had been initiated following a direction by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.


Rafique made the remarks while speaking at a ceremony organised at the Government Mian Munshi Hospital to hand over of medical equipment worth Rs14 million donated by the Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees to the facility. He said primary and secondary health facilities were being upgraded and consultants had been appointed across DHQ and THQ hospitals in addition to ensuring the provision of medicines and missing facilities there.

Speaking about Sunday’s dastardly attack, Rafique said doctors, nurses and paramedics had saved the lives of hundreds of people by treating them on a war footing. Earlier, MS Muhammad Amir said that the construction of a trauma centre had commenced at the hospital. He expressed hope that the project would be completed by the end of June, 2016.

He said an orthopaedic operation theatre had also started functioning at the facility. Amir said the donated medical equipment included an ultrasound machine, an automatic chemistry analyzer, an electrolyte analyzer machine and equipment used in ophthalmology.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st,  2016.

 

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