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Faisalabad’s allied hospital specialists to work at general hospital

Faisalabad’s allied hospital specialists to work at general hospital

FAISALABAD: Under a stopgap arrangement, doctors of different specialties, attached with Allied and DHQ hospitals, will render their services at the outpatient department (OPD) of General Hospital, Ghulam Muhammadabad.

This was decided in a meeting chaired by Punjab Medical College (PMC) Principal Prof Muhammad Ali Tirmazi at the General Hospital on Monday.

Dr Tirmazi, who is also the chief executive officer of the PMC, Allied, DHQ hospitals, said Dr Aamir Shaukat had been appointed as the chief coordinator for specialist services at the General Hospital to keep a liaison between the PMC CEO and the medical superintendent of the General Hospital.

Under the arrangement, doctors of hepatology and pulmonology will be available at the hospital every Wednesday, cardiology on Tuesday and Friday, paediatrics on Monday and Wednesday, neurology on Friday, dermatology on Thursday, nephrology on Monday and specialists of radiology and diabetic clinic on Saturday.

Talking to the participants in the maiden meeting of specialists, Dr Tirmazi said that following the direction of the Punjab government, doctors of the Allied and the DHQ hospitals would visit the general hospital regularly.

He said administration of the liver centre, set up at the DHQ hospital, had promised to attach the general hospital with the centre through a video link for immediate treatment of the patients.

Prof Hina Ayesha said workshops would be arranged for the general hospital staff to equip them with the latest knowledge and techniques of the children’s treatment.

Briefing the participants, Dr Asim Shaukat said the Colour Doppler machine, meant to check the blood circulation of the patients, was available at the hospital. The machine would be made operative soon and it would help provide better treatment to the patients, he said, adding that a CT scan machine would also be installed.

Dr Muhammad Irfan said patients of the general hospital who required liver-related treatment would be shifted to the DHQ hospital’s liver centre without delay. Dr Umer Usman, Prof Naeem Aslam and Prof Mirza Akmal Sharif were among the participants.

Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2015

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