LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid chaired the 19th Syndicate meeting of the Fatima Jinnah Medical University here on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by Special Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Silwat Saeed, Additional Secretary SHME Department Asif Tuafail, Vice chancellor FJWU Prof. Dr. Amir Zaman Khan and syndicate members. Registrar FJWU Munazza Iqbal presented agenda items to the Chair. The Minister Health validated the decisions of the last syndicate meeting.
The Minister approved the Research, Management and Finance Committee to proceed with the partnership agreement with LEEDS University London. The Minister also granted approval for the one year contract extension for ad-hoc employees. The affiliation of the FJWU with different public and private institutions was also approved.
The Chair approved the gymnasium and swimming pools in the FJWU premises. The Minister also directed the completion of multi storey residential building and medicine store. The Minister okayed the introduction of the double entry system as well. Besides granting approval for the fresh hiring in the IT department, the Minister approved the upgradation of position of Assistant Auditor Officer from Grade 16 to 17. The Chair also gave orders provision of facilities for Day Care center.
Later, the Minister visited the site of the Mother and Child Hospital and the Contractor apprised her of the status of the project. She expressed satisfaction on the pace of work and said the new mother and child hospitals will prove be game changer in Punjab.
She said, “It is for the first time that projects envisaging fundamental changes have been started in Punjab for improvement in healthcare service delivery. The credit for this goes to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. By these hospitals, we can save the lives of mother and children in Punjab.”— PRESS RELEASE