Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmed Shah paid a surprise visit to Jinnah Hospital Lahore on Friday. Secretary Health reviewed arrangements for medical care and cleanliness in emergency ward, peads emergency, pathological lab, almoner office, sitting arrangements for the patients in OPD. Najam Ahmed Shah also inspected cleanliness and hygienic conditions in the washrooms. He appreciated the Medical Superintendent Dr. Sohail Saqlain and his whole team for best arrangements for patient care and cleanliness in the hospital. Najam Ahmed Shah said “amazing difference, great job done, it’s a long journey but good start in right direction by Jinnah Hospital team and with support of field coordinators”. Secretary SH & ME also inquired about the health facilities and provision of free medicines from the patients. The patients expressed their satisfaction over the arrangements. Secretary Health said that Jinnah Hospital taking lead on other hospitals to improve operational management system. While talking to the media, he said that two billion rupees would be spent on revamping plan of the hospital, out of which one billion rupees would be spent up to December 2017 for removing infrastructural deficiencies and seepage problems.
During the visit of pathological lab, the Secretary found Senior Woman Medical Officer Dr. Yasmin Cheema and WMO Dr. Saira Nawaz absent from duty. Najam Ahmed Shah took serious note of the situation and issued orders for suspension of both the officers. Secretary Health directed the Additional Secretary (Admin) Raja Mansoor to suspend the SWMO and WMO and charge sheet them.