Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry paid a surprise visit the Federal Government Services Hospital (Polyclinic) and suspended the Chief Casualty Medical Officer (CCMO) on account of poor disposal of medical waste in the Emergency of hospital.
The Minister himself observed the waste disposal system and used syringe-disposal process in the Emergency and expressed his dissatisfaction at the staff for not following the prescribed procedures. He directed the hospital management to follow the best practices for waste disposal which have been tested and adopted by the world in order to avoid the spread of otherwise controllable diseases. He visited different wards in the Emergency and inquired about the health of patients and the standard of treatment provided by the hospital.
The Minister directed to replenish the stock of medicines and issue tenders at the earliest for the medicines which went out of stock in the hospital pharmacy. He also directed to provide more sitting facility and clean drinking water to the patients and their attendants who visit the hospital.
Talking to the administrative staff and the doctors, the Minister said that health is the priority sector of the Government and the hospitals in Islamabad will be made model hospitals for the whole of country. He directed them to provide best possible treatment to the patients within the available resources of the hospital.
The Minister informed medical staff that the Government is increasing the training facilities for postgraduate doctors which will encourage the young professionals to hone their capabilities and build their career profile. Postgraduate doctors will be attached to the primary healthcare units in the suburbs of the city on additional remuneration in order to provide best healthcare facilities to the poor at their doorsteps, the Minister added.