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Services to be outsourced to improve hospitals: CM

Services to be outsourced to improve hospitals: CM

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said important services will be outsourced under a programme to upgrade hospitals in the province.

“Steps should also be taken to immediately computerise the entire process of medicines’ provision to hospitals, right from procurement to distribution to the patients,” said the chief minister while presiding over a meeting held on Sunday.

Suggesting that experiences of Sri Lanka, Turkey and Malaysia could be considered and implemented to improve medical facilities in the hospitals, the chief minister called for reviewing model hospitals set up by philanthropists in private sector.

“In addition to upgrading, additional medical facilities should be provided at the hospitals. A lot of time has been wasted but now we will have to move speedily for improving public health facilities,” he said.

Giving approval to the proposal of granting permission to private sector cardiologists and anesthetists to visit public hospitals during surgery, Shahbaz Sharif said revolutionary reforms were being introduced for the improvement of health sector.

He said that a third party audit policy should strictly be implemented in all big projects of health department.

Published in Dawn September 12th, 2016

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