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Health Minister Orders Resumption of Routine Service at State Hospitals in Punjab


LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Monday ordered to start working of all units in government sector hospitals.

The Minister made this announcement chairing a high level meeting at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department. Present on the occasion were Secretary SHME Barrister Nabeel Awan, Special Secretary SHME Nadir Chatha, Additional Secretary Dr. Asif Tufail, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Professor Amir Zaman Khan, CEO Mayo Hospital Professor Asad Aslam Khan, Dean Children Hospital Professor Masood Sadiq, Principal Services Institute of Medical Sciences Dr. Mehmud Ayaz, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Professor Arif Tajammul, Medical Superintendent General Hospital Dr. Mehmud Salahuddin, whereas Vice Chancellors of Teaching Hospitals and Medical Universities, MS and Principals joined via video link. Secretary SHME Barrister Nabeel Awan gave a detailed briefing to the Minister about the COVID-19 services being offered in different hospitals.

The Minister said, “With the blessings of Almighty Allah, we are witnessing a steep decline in the number of corona patients. All the leading Hospitals of Lahore, General, Services Hospital, Jinnah Hospital and Ganga Ram Hospitals have been directed to open all sections.

The treatment of COVID-19 patients will continue at the Mayo Hospital, Yakki Gate Hospital, Expo Center and PKLI. All the new patients will be referred and admitted to these hospitals.

The decision on entry test for medical institutions will be made very soon. All hospitals will work as per routine in Rawalpindi with the exception of Rawalpindi Institute of Urology. “

Elaborating further, the Minister said, “Currently we have 10 patients at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital and 27 patients at Nishet Hospital Multan. For last nine days, no new cases has been reported in Gujranwala.

Only two patients are under treatment in Dera Ghazi Khan and only three patients are in Gujrat. With the hard work of our doctors, a large majority of patients have recovered and returned to their homes. Best possible treatment is being provided to patients.”– -HANDOUT