Health Department has evolved a contingency plan for providing round the clock quality and prompt healthcare services during Eid, a statement issued on Friday said.
It said that the health secretary had issued directions to principals of all autonomous medical colleges in the Punjab, medical superintendents of all teachings hospitals and district and tehsil headquarters hospitals, heads of special health institutions, executive district officers (Health) and the director general and director of health services in this regard.
They have also been directed to provide efficient medical cover including standby arrangements for medical, surgical or special care expected in case of an emergency.
They have also been asked to ensure availability of senior administrators and medical staff besides issuing emergency duty rosters, emergency situation crisis management plans, life saving medicines, vaccines, disposables, linen and reserve beds.
They have been directed to ensure that all bio-medical equipment and other machines, patient lifts, standby generators and operation theatres are in perfect working condition.
They have been told to provide trained staff fully equipped functional ambulances, operational communication system including telephone exchange, mobile phones, mega phones and sufficient quantities of blood of all groups along with a list of potential donors.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.