Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to District Headquarters Hospital Kasur without protocol on Saturday. He reviewed medical facilities for patients, sanitary arrangements and enquired about their health.
Talking to hospital administration, the chief minister said that improvement in medical facilities and cleanliness arrangements did not mean that the target has been achieved. He said that this process should be continued, and added that although cleanliness system has improved to some extent but it is still not up to the standard.
He said that if a company cannot run cleanliness system properly this responsibility should be given to some other company, however, sanitary arrangements should not be affected during the period. Shehbaz Sharif expressed indignation over non-availability of soap or hand wash lotion in washrooms and said that if hand wash lotion can be made available in the washroom of MS, why poor patients are deprived of this facility?
He directed to install hand dryer machines besides provision of towels, soap and hand wash lotion in the washrooms of patients. The chief minister asked why the problems regarding cleanliness being faced in the wards are not being experienced in the rooms of doctors and administrative officers. He said that removing this discrepancy is his mission, and ordered suspension of EDO health for improper facilities of parking, filthy conditions and beehives in the stairs and said that officers paying no attention to mitigate the suffering of humanity have no right to remain on their posts.
The chief minister ordered to open the storeroom and inspected the stored items. He said that working of hospital cannot be improved without introducing the system of reward and punishment.
He said that the hospital has improved since his last visit but still a lot of work is to be done for serving ailing humanity in a proper manner. The chief minister expressed his displeasure after seeing an AMS transferred from the hospital during his last visit still present in the hospital and ordered enquiry into reappointment of AMS in the same hospital.
He announced a cash prize of Rs.50000 and a commendatory certificate for Dr Muhammad Arif for saving the leg of a patient from amputation and said that 80 per cent of complaints of patients are resolved if doctors like Dr. Arif are still present.
Talking to doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, he said that they should look after the patients as if they are members of their own family. He said that provision of modern treatment facilities to patients was his mission and he would continue to pay visits to hospital until the system is improved. He said that only the MS who delivers result would remain on his post.