Capital hospitals to be equipped with latest technology: NA told

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ISLAMABAD Sept 9 (APP): Parliamentary Secretary for Interior and Narcotics Control Maryam Aurangzeb on Friday informed the National Assembly that federal capital hospitals will be provided latest equipments and human recourse to provide best medical facilities to masses.

In the questions hour, she said that to ensure presence of doctors in the hospital biometrics system had been introduced in many departments while in the remaining departments the system soon will be introduced.

Maryam Aurangzeb said the government has introduced Health Reforms in Islamabad Capital Territory to up-grade health care services.

She said, that Polyclinic double shift has been started while missing facilities will be provided; additional medical and paramedic staff will be recruited.

She said that a summary has been moved for new posts of 100 medical officers. She said a CT Scan and an MRI machine will be provided at FGPC, the PC-I has been submitted in CA&DD for onward submission to Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform for approval.

Maryam Aurangzeb said that a 20 bed ICU with 20 ventilators will be built at the Polyclinic and PC-I had been submitted to Ministry of Planning Development and Reform for approval.

A medical and dental college with 100 seats for the medicines and 50 seats for dentistry will be constructed and attached with polyclinic,she said.

She said that the government has lifted ban on purchase of physical assets including machinery/equipment and allocated budget of Rs. 52.50 million during the current financial year.

The government has lifted ban on fresh recruitment and the appointment of staff including doctors, nurses paramedics and other supporting staff is under process, she added.

She said that during current financial year government has allocated budget of Rs. 550.601 million for provision of free medicines to the patients.

She said that extension and reconstruction of Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) has been planned and additional 2.54 area land had also been allocated.

She said that the National Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM) is a 160-beded tertiary level facility meant to provide comprehensive, effective and affordable health care to the handicapped patients on priority basis.

Its OPDs cater more than 450 disabled patients per day and indoor bed occupancy is almost 92% per month, she said.

Patients are provided complete medical care including investigations, ward admission, medical consultation, surgery, all medicines and surgical material, anesthesia, ICU care, post operative care, rehabilitation and high quality diet, she said.

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has taken a number of steps to improve the health facilities in the hospital, she said.

The new emergency block has been established and will be functional shortly while recruitment against the vacant post is under-processed.

She said that the renovation and upgradation of the wards is in progress while the punctuality of the staff is being observed.