Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated CT scan machine and mobile diagnostic unit at DHQ Hospital, Rajanpur on Wednesday. Immediately after the inauguration, he inspected the CT scan section where he was briefed about its functioning.
Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that CT scan machines are being installed in different districts of the province with an amount of one billion and 20 crore rupees.
The installation, working arrangements and payment of salaries of the staff will be borne out by the company.
The CT scan tests will be conducted free of cost in DHQ hospitals and the fee will be paid by the Punjab government. The patients will be provided round-the-clock CT scan test facility in case of emergency. Positive results have been achieved through the operationalization of CT scan machines and pathology labs under public-private partnership.
CT scan machine would not become dysfunctional nor its staff will ever be absent from duty. The provision of latest CT scan machine to the DHQ Hospital Rajanpur is a gift of PML-N to people of the area, he added.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the revamping projects of the hospital which have been completed with a cost of Rs.24.60 crore. He inspected different sections including OPD, gyne-ward, cold storage facility and burn and dental health units. Shehbaz Sharif also took a round of different wards and inquired after the health of the patients.
Talking to the media afterwards, the Chief Minister said that important steps have been taken by the Punjab government for improving the healthcare facilities. As a result of these steps, people are benefiting from quality healthcare facilities along with the availability of free medicines.
The revamping of the DHQ hospital was started three years ago and when I used to visit the hospitals earlier, their dilapidated conditions had made me disappointed and I had to take action against the MS of the hospital. Now, marked improvement has been brought in the conditions of the DHQ hospitals due to effective steps of the Punjab government, he said.
Earlier, when I had visited the DHQ Hospital Rajanpur during the floods; I was very much upset to see its decrepit conditions. I have been much pleased to see this wonderful hospital today as best surgical wards, dialysis center and dental surgery facilities are available to the patients. I have asked the patients about medical facilities during my inspection of the hospital and not even a single complain is received. This is the standard of services which is a result of collective efforts, he added and further said that he has been praying for MS, doctors and surgeons of the hospital for their best efforts.
Similarly, medicines store is also well-maintained and its standard can be compared with any privately run medical store of the Lahore, he added.
The Chief Minister said that medical college and technical university will be set up in Rajanpur if an opportunity is accorded by Allah Almighty again and these projects will be completed in a time span of one and a half years.
He said that PML-N government has worked day and night for the elimination of energy crisis and five thousand megawatts electricity has been generated during the last five years by the Punjab government and this electricity is included in the national grid so that the whole of Pakistan could benefit from it.
The whole of Rajanpur district had to face the calamity of floods during 2010; but with the grace of Allah Almighty, the conditions have been totally changed today and the hospital is not less than any good European hospital, he said.
Replying to the questions of the media, the Chief Minister said that nominated caretaker Prime Minister and Chief Minister enjoy good repute with regard to honesty and impartiality. It is hoped that the upcoming elections will be held according to the public aspirations and in a transparent manner.