Lahore: Advisor on Health Kh Salman Rafique has said that monitoring and evaluation system of primary healthcare centers has been introduced in the Health Department. He said that 172 monitoring and evaluation assistants have been recruited and posted throughout the province. He said that these officials will monitor and evaluate basic health units and rural health centers and submit reports to Health Department.
He said this while addressing a ceremony of distribution of tablet computers among 172 monitoring and evaluation assistants at the office of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) at Arfa Kareem Tower today. Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif, Director General PITB Aamir Chaudhry, Director Policy and Strategic Unit (PSPU) of Health Department Ali Bahadur Qazi and other officers were present on the occasion. Kh. Salman Rafiq said that these officials have been recruited on merit and all work has been completed under the supervision of PSPU whereas training and monitoring modules have been prepared with the cooperation of PITB.
Director Policy and Strategic Unit (PSPU) of Health Department Ali Bahadur Qazi told that with a new system, these officials will be responsible of provision and availability of medical equipments, medicines, attendance of doctors, paramedics, monitoring and evaluation of performance at basic health units and rural health centers and they will send reports on the prescribed form to the Health Department regularly.
Kh Salman Rafique said that the aim of monitoring and evaluation system is to ensure provision of basic health facilities to the people and identify such problems which can create hindrances. He said that government has also assigned responsibilities to officers of Health Department in this regard.
Kh Salman Rafique said that Chief Minister Health Road Map is being implemented speedily for the development of health delivery system and making it vibrant. He said that reforms are also being introduced. Kh. Salman Rafique said that the data to be sent by monitoring and evaluation assistants will be analyzed completely and their reports and proposals will be included in policy making. He said that motorcycles will also be provided to these officials soon.