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Najam Ahmed Shah reviews the progress in Mayo and its allied hospitals

Lahore : As a result of operational reforms introduced in Mayo Hospital and its allied hospitals i.e. Government Nawaz Sharif Hospital Yakki Gate, Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital, Government Said Mitha Hospital, Lady Willingdon Hospital and Lady Aitchison Hospital have brought tremendous improvement in the performance of the said hospitals.

The Outpatient Department of Mayo Hospital is serving the patients from 8 am to 8 pm in two shifts. Moreover, triage area has been allocated in emergency department for categorization of the minor and common disease patients and serious patients where Emergency Medical Officer, House Officer and two Post Graduate doctors have been posted to provide immediate medical relief to the serious patients.

It was informed in a meeting chaired by the Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department Najam Ahmed Shah to review the progress in the operational reforms and development schemes of Mayo and its allied hospitals. Besides, Pro-Vice Chancellor KEMU Prof. Qazi Saeed, Chief Executive Mayo Hospital Prof. Dr. Asad Aslam Khan, Medical Superintendents of Mayo Hospital and its allied Hospitals along with other senior officers attended the meeting.

Prof. Asad Aslam Khan informed the meeting that Outpatient Department of Mayo Hospital is working in two shifts from 8 am to 8 pm while administrative and operational reforms in the emergency department of the hospital brought good results and serious patients are getting immediate response from the doctors.

He informed that interviews/tests for the recruitments of vacant posts of the doctors and technicians are underway to fill the deficiency of human resource in these hospitals. He said that the process would be accomplished within 15 to 20 days.

Secretary Health Najam Ahmed Shah directed that in first phase posts of doctors and technical staff should be filled on priority basis. It was informed that one Deputy Medical Superintendent has been deputed in all the shifts to look after the matters of referred patients from the allied hospitals to Mayo Hospital.

Moreover, Senior Registrars have also been appointed in evening and night shifts. Secretary Health directed that if required, specialist doctors for the allied hospitals may be hired at market salary. He directed that specialist should be sent on rotation from Mayo Hospital to its allied hospitals and a duty roaster also be maintained.

Najam Ahmed Shah made it clear that all the ambulances would be registered and operated through Rescue 1122, therefore, no ambulance should be parked in the hospital except service provider vehicles for internal duty of shifting of patients from within the hospital.

He further said that private ambulances also be registered and operated through Rescue 1122, therefore no private ambulance would be parked in the hospital premises.

Secretary Health Najam Ahmed Shah said that lethargic and slackness attitude of the employees should not be tolerated and no influence of any person should be accepted in disciplinary matters.

He directed that hard working staff must be encouraged and the officials showing negligence in their duties must be taken to the task.

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