Four-member BoG to run Islamabad’s three public hospitals
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The federal government has established a four-member Board of Governors (BoGs) to operate three public sector hospitals including the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Federal Government Services (FGS) Polyclinic Hospital Islamabad and National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination notified that the federal government has approved the four members for the board of governors under Section 4 of the Federal Medical Teaching Institutes Ordinance (MTI).
Board of governors members are: Mirza Qamar Baig, Syed Bukhtiyar Kazmi, Dr Humayun Muhammad and Naveed Khalid Butt. On the other hand, PIMS employees announced a protest against the MTI ordinance.
Earlier, in November, three major public-sector hospitals of the federal capital were converted into Medical Teaching Institutes (MTI) after President Arif Alvi approved the ordinance proposed by the Minister of National Health Services (NHS).
According to the bill of the Medical Teaching Institute, the objective of this shall be to undertake all functions required for providing health facilities and healthcare services to the people and to provide medical education and training and research and to perform such other functions as are assigned to it by the government from time to time.
Under the MTI, after the commencement of the Act, all civil servants serving in the medical teaching institution, within a period to be notified by the government may exercise a one-time irrevocable option to become employees of the medical teaching institution.