Dr Zafar visits Polyclinic: Constitutes reforms implementation committee

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday constituted a committee to implement reforms on fast track and improving quality of health facilities for patients at Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) hospital.

During visit to the hospital, the Special Assistant to PM directed the committee members to improve the quality of patient care at hospital. He also directed to hold committee meeting on weekly basis and ensure implementation of reforms in the hospital.

He said that the committee will also address the issue of patients load on the hospital.
 
Earlier, Dr Zafar Mirza was briefed on the challenges and development work being undertaken at the hospital by Executive Director FGPC Dr Shahid Hanif.

Later, Dr Zafar Mirza visited the Emergency department and different wards of the hospital to review the facilities being provided to the patients. He spoke to patients and their attendants about the care being provided by the hospital.

He said the purpose of his visit was to improve the health facilities being provided to residents of Islamabad in line with vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said that on the directions of the Prime Minister, reforms are currently being implemented in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital. Likewise Polyclinic will be transformed also to better serve the people.

Dr Zafar Mirza said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon announce major reforms in health sector.
He said doctors of Polyclinic are discharging their duties with hard work despite the fact that their working conditions are not ideal.

The hospital was established in 1966 as an eight bedded facility whereas now it is 550 bedded hospital with the same building, he added.

He said that there is a heavy load of patients with less space. “We will strengthen Polyclinic and the network of dispensaries under the hospital so as to establish a strong referral system.”

He assured that all issues of doctors would be resolved and asked the administration and doctors to work together in this regard.