Children Hospital Lahore to Be Made Pioneer Institution for Training, Secy. Health


Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah has said that dearth of Paediatricians especially Paeds surgery and cardiology felt in all over the country and a lot of specialist doctors are needed in paediatricians’ field therefore children hospital Lahore should take lead in the training of post graduate doctors to meet the gap. He said that after addition of new block of 600 beds and 16 operation theatres, the children hospital has become the largest children hospital having 1100 beds which is a unique example.
He stated this while presiding over a joint-meeting of faculty members and PG doctors of children hospital. Medical Director Dr. Ahsan Waheed Rathor and Head of Surgery Department Prof. Muhammad Aslam briefed the Secretary regarding the treatment facilities for the patients and training programme for doctors. Najam Ahmad Shah said that after expansion of the hospital more opportunities have been created for the training of PGRs in the hospital. He further said that seats for PGR training are being given to the children hospital according to the stipulated formula however, special quota for PGR seats would be given keeping in view the demand of doctors in the field. The meeting also reviewed the administrative and operational matters of the hospital as well as financial and human resource requirements of the institution also came under discussion.