Punjab Health Minister suspends MS DHQ Sheikhupura

By: News Desk      Published: 10:57 PM, 22 Jan, 2021
Punjab Health Minister suspends MS DHQ Sheikhupura

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Friday suspended Medical Superintendant District Headquarters Hospital Sheikhupura Dr Azhar Amin.  

On directions from Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Director General Health Punjab Dr Haroon Jehangir made a surprise visit to the DHQ and the MS as well as the staff of the hospital were found absent.

The DG Health visited different units of the hospital and the status of facilities. The DG Health was accompanied by Dr Suhail Rana, Dr Younis, Rao Alamgir, Usman Ghani and members of the Roadmap team.  

The Health Minister issued warning to MS DHQ Vehari Dr Mohammad Fazil to improve performance and ordered to change DMS Dr Khalid Safdar. On directions from the Health Minister, Additional Secretary Health South Punjab Dr Shahid Latif reviewed arrangements at Vehari hospital.  

The Health Minister said: “The government has hired 32,000 doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and pharmacists on merit in public sector hospital and we hope that substantial difference must be seen with the addition of this human resource. After taking charge, meeting the human resource shortage was my first priority. The absence of doctors, lack of medicines or negligence in the treatment shall not be tolerated at any cost. Poor performing MS shall be sent home. The monitoring of Punjab hospitals through surprise visits shall continue. All MS have been appointed to serve people. In accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar we are trying to ensure the provision of best quality treatment in Punjab.”