Cantonment General Hospital establishes procurement unit

Published: March 22, 2019
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45-member staff to be appointed soon. PHOTO: FILE

45-member staff to be appointed soon. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: The Cantonment General Hospital has established a procurement unit. The deployment of a 45 member staff has also been approved. The installation of the equipment will help activate new departments in the hospital.

The cell was established on the application of the hospital administrator during the board meeting on March 18.

The process of purchasing Electro Medical Equipment under this programme will be completed by March 31. This purchasing will be done using the Rs570 million grant issued by the federal government.

The 500 bed hospital was not operating to its full capacity as only 150 beds were functional due to the shortage of funds. However, the up gradation process of the hospital commenced in the tenure of the previous government which is now being completed phase-wise. Under the revamping process, the medical and paramedical staff has been stationed as well.

Furthermore, the hospital will be linked with under construction Raheel Sharif Dental and Medical College and will serve as a teaching hospital.

The staff will include two operators and an assistant for CT scan machines, as well as a radiologist and an assistant for ultra sound machines. Furthermore, a female assistant and a radiographer will be hired for mammography and OPG machines respectively.

Moreover, a histopathologist and two technicians will be appointed in the laboratory. Around two people will be hired for Dental OPD whereas a seven-member staff will be hired for CSSD. Two members will be hired for the boiler and ventilator each.

A nine-member staff will be recruited for respiratory transplant and related departments while 12 members will be hired for the laundry department.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2019.

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