Lahore : Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan paid surprised visits to different hospitals including District Headquarters Hospital Khanewal and Tehsil Headquarters Hospitals of Shorkot, Kabirwala and Mianchannu. The Secretary inspected emergency, indoor wards, pharmacy and other departments of the hospitals.
During the visit of THQ Shorkot, the Secretary Health displeased with the MS who failed to keep good hygienic condition. He suspended the storekeeper Haq Nawaz on medicines in the pharmacy without defaced.
He directed the audit of medicines stock of the said hospitals. He said that no negligence in the duty and misappropriation would be tolerated. He also issued warning to the Medical Superintendent on poor cleanliness conditions.
During the visit of DHQ Khanewal, defacing of drugs at paediatric nursery ward was not found, sanitation of incubators was also not maintained.
Kh. Imran Nazir visited THQ Hospital Mianchannu and directed the Secretary to circulate his instructions to all Medical Superintendents of DHQ/THQ hospitals in Punjab that no discrepancy will be spared regarding defacing of drugs and stretcher barrier at every emergency ward in the best interest of the patients.
Later, Punjab Minister for Primary & Secretary Health also visited DHQ Hospital Jhang and was astonished to see that the complaints pointed out in his previous visit in December 2016 were remained unresolved.
The Minister expressed indignation to the MS and gave two weeks time for improving performance of the hospital. He directed that record of the pharmacies should be computerized and medicines lying in the stores and local purchase items must be defaced before issuing to the end users.