Punjab Hospitals have separate Covid-19 outdoor facilities

By: INP      Published: 01:46 AM, 30 Jun, 2020
Punjab Hospitals have separate Covid-19 outdoor facilities

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid presided over a meeting at the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department on Monday to review steps to stem Covid-19 spread.

"We have set up separate outdoor facilities for coronavirus patients at government hospitals. People can visit these outdoors freely and easily,” the minister said, adding that the Mayo Hospital, corona outdoor has been set up at hepatitis clinic while routine job would be done normally.

The minister said that the outdoor facility at the Expo Centre is available 24 hours.

She said: “All the hospital medical superintendents must ensure proper disinfection of outdoor facilities. The routine outdoors have been kept separate from these ones. “

Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Barrister Nabeel Awan, Additional Secretary SHME Amir Ghazi, Vice Chancellor of King Edward Medical University Professor Khalid Masood Gondal. Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Professor Amir Zaman Khan, CEO Mayo Hospital Professor Asad Aslam Khan, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Professor Arif Tajammaul, Principal Services Institute of Medical Sciences Professor Mehmud Ayaz, MS General Hospital Dr Mehmud Salahuddin, MS Services Hospital Dr Iftikhar, MS Ganga Ram Dr  Ehtesham, MS Jinnah Hospital Dr.Yahya Sultan, MS Mayo Hospital Dr Tahir Khalil.

The health minister took an update on the facilities in outdoors of government hospitals, preparations and measures for the COVID- 19 patients and strategy for future. The vice chancellors and the MS shared the details of their respective institutions, data of patients and treatment and suggestions for further improvements.