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Health secy directs implementation of emergency SOPs

Punjab Health Secretary Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan has directed all the EDOs (H) and Government Hospital Medical Superintendents that the Standard Of Procedures (SOPs) set for emergency must be implemented in hospitals and the training of operating life saving equipment also be arranged for paramedics. He said that rehearsal sessions for paramedical staff to providing emergency medical treatment also be organized.
He issued these directions while presiding over a review meeting of performance of DHQ, THQ hospitals and health centres of district Bahawlapur in his office on Saturday. Addl. Secretary (Tech.) Mushtaq Ahmed Sulehriya, Addl. Secretary (Development ) Moazzam Usman, DG Health Dr. Aslam Chaudhry, Deputy Secretary Saleha Saeed, EDO (H) Bahawalpur and other concerned officers attended the meeting. Secretary Health stressed upon the officers to improve the emergency services of government hospitals.
He directed that paramedical staff should also be trained to operate life saving equipment such as Defibrillators. He said that Medical Superintendents also responsible to provide safe atmosphere to the patients and their attendants. He directed that hanging electric wires, broken switch boards immediately be repaired and open main holes also be covered to avoid any unpleasant incident.
He directed that all EDOs (H) would submit a certificate to the Health Department regarding the availability of essential drugs in his subordinate hospitals, functioning of medical equipment, emergency arrangements and foolproof public safety in the hospitals every month. Secretary Health further said that the Medical Superintendents of teaching hospitals would also furnish the same certificate. Jehanzeb Khan directed to improve routine immunization and service delivery system in the hospitals. Earlier, EDO Health briefed the meeting about the performance of the hospitals of district Bahawlapur and the pace of work on ongoing development schemes.



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