Shehbaz visits surgical tower at Mayo Hospital

  • CM inspects operation theaters, latest CT scan machines, 91-bed burn unit

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday visited the surgical tower of the Mayo Hospital which has been constructed with a cost of one billion and 10 crore rupees.

He inspected different sections including operation theaters, latest CT scan machines and the burn unit comprising of 91-beds. Talking on the occasion, he said that revolutionary steps were being taken for improving the health sector along with provision of the latest facilities to the people.

Under this agenda, he said that different medical facilities have been provided to the people at their doorsteps. He said that billions of rupees have been spent on health sector and no dearth of resources would ever happen for bringing improvements in this vital sector.

He said that the CT scan machines were being provided to all the district headquarters hospitals in Punjab and the company providing these machines would also be responsible for their after sales service. Due to it, patients would have round the clock facility of the CT scan, he said.

He expressed his satisfaction over the availability of the latest medical equipment in the operation theaters of the surgical tower. He said that the digital angiography and vesicular surgery was being introduced for the first time in Pakistan.

The chief minister inspected burn centre ward, ICU, treatment room and sterilisation room and also visited hyprotherapy and shower room. He held one-on-one meetings with doctors and the paramedical staff and gave the directions that best doctors and staff should be posted for anesthesia.

He appreciated the performance of the Health Department for ensuring timely and qualitative construction of the surgical tower and commended the fact that this six-storey building was equipped with the latest medical facilities which will give best treatment to the patients.

He said that the surgical transplant of the amputated patients suffering different injuries in accidents would also be possible and it was sanguine that the operation theaters were hundred percent infection-free. The international-quality facilities which are available in the US and other developed countries will be provided in the Mayo Hospital and treatment of stomach cancer along with cure of TB through chest digital X-ray will be done as well.

Health Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah gave the briefing about various features of the tower. Health Minister Salman Rafique and senior doctors were also present on the occasion.