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IPH to impart training to doctors selected for health department

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By Our Web Reporter

LAHORE– The Institute of Public Health (IPH), would impart one-month training to the doctors  (BPS-17 to BPS-20) shortlisted by the Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education (SH&ME) and Primary & Secondary Health Department (P&SHD) for the posting on administrative posts of the hospitals as well as other health centres for better management and efficient working of these institutions.

These doctors would be trained in financial matters, service roles, audit-related matters, purchase, PEEDA Act2006, PEPRA Rules, etc. For this purpose, an evaluation test of the selected candidate doctors held at the IPH on Wednesday for assessment of their knowledge and abilities in such matters.

Dean IPH, Prof Dr Zarfishan Tahir visited test centres set up in the institute. She told that sittings arrangements have made in four different halls keeping in view the COVID-19 SoPs. Social distancing and face masks were ensured for the safety of everyone.

She informed that the Provincial Health Development Centre (PHDC) was also on board in this training. Dean IPH further said that the secretaries of both the health departments had taken a brilliant step of training doctors who would be assigned administrative responsibilities in the health institutions.

She said that this initiative would go a long way for enabling the administrative/general cadre doctors to discharge their duties efficiently which would ultimately improve the healthcare delivery system of the hospitals.

She reiterated that IPH would be on the front foot to fulfill the targets assigned by the government to promote public health.