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Dr Yasmin Orders Action Against CEOs With Poor Performance in Districts

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LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid ordered action against CEOs of poor performing district on Key Performance Indicators at the monthly CEOs Conference at a local hotel here on Wednesday.

Present in the meeting were Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Captain (Retd) Usman Younis, Secretary Health South Punjab Mohammad Ajmal Bhatti, Special Secretary Saqib Mannan, Director General Health Services Dr. Haroon Jehangir, Additional Secretary Coordination Ms. Sundas Irshad, Additional Secretary (Technical) Dr. Asim Altaf, whereas Directors Health from Divisions, Medical Superintendents of THQ and DHQ Hospitals joined via video link. Secretary PSH Department Captain (Retd) Usman Younis presented the performance review of all districts on KPIs.

The Health Minister said, “All districts have been given the budget for Corona Pandemic. Every CEO must personally visit each and every DHQ and THQ and review and assess preparations for Corona Pandemic. The data of all available beds with oxygen facilities must be shared with the department. All health professionals must ensure safety precautions during treatment. CEOs must meet staff on regular basis to raise the morale of the staff. Only by collaborative efforts, can we thwart the threat of the second wave of the Pandemic. Life and death are in Allah’s control and doctors are frontline workers.”

The Minister said that treatment of patients must be the foremost priority of doctors. “Complaints against CEOs shall be probed and strict action shall be taken on poor performance, especially on issues related to the shortage of medicines.

In case of negligence in the polio campaign, the CEO shall be held responsible. I appreciate good performing CEOs, especially those from Jhelum, Chakwal and Narowal. All BHUs must be prepared to stop the spread of communicable diseases. We are upgrading the BHUs to 24/7 model,” the Minister added.— HANDOUT