Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to District Headquarters Hospital Nankana, today, without any protocol.
Shahbaz Sharif inspected different wards, emergency and dialysis unit of the hospital. He inquired after the patients and asked about medical facilities and availability of medicines in the hospital.
The Chief Minister also inquired from under-treatment patients in the dialysis unit about the treatment facilities.
Shahbaz Sharif expressed indignation over poor cleanliness conditions at some places in the hospital and reprimanded the Medical Superintendent. He said that this situation will not be allowed to continue.
He also expressed displeasure over the failure to dispose of hospital waste in a proper manner and directed hospital administration to make proper arrangements for this purpose as hospital waste is the cause of diseases.
The Chief Minister inspected the medical store of the hospital and reviewed the arrangements for storage of medicines. He also checked the stock register of medicines.
Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that he will continue to visit hospitals until patients are satisfied with the treatment facilities. He said that satisfaction of patients is his success. He said that he is determined to change the conditions of hospitals and there will no shortage of funds in this regard.
Addressing doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of the hospital, he said that service to ailing humanity is a form of worship and they should perform their duties with commitment and dedication as they are also answerable to Allah Almighty. He said that provision of best treatment facilities to people in hospitals, supply of free medicines and improvement of services of doctors and paramedical staff is the mission of the government. He said that stern action will be taken against government officials involved in corruption and dereliction of duty.
The Chief Minister during inspection of washrooms of the wards directed hospital administration to further improve facilities.
DCO Nankana Saira Umer informed the Chief Minister about the setting up of new emergency, provision of benches for patients, construction of parking sheds for doctors, installation of new air-conditioners, new wiring and transformers as well as other matters.