PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health and Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra on Wednesday inaugurated a one-window operation, children and medical emergency, Evening OPD and other departments including pharmacy at Naseerullah Babar Hospital Peshawar. He also cut a cake on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
Talking to the journalists he said that special focus has been laid on primary and secondary healthcare to provide the best healthcare facilities to the people and re-vamping of more than one thousand medical centers is underway in this regard. Health Minister said that Primary Care Management Committees have been formed in the primary and rural health centers on the pattern of Parent Teacher Council.
Funds ranging from Rs 500,000 to Rs 1.5 million have been transferred to these committees. These committees are independent in other economic decisions including necessary repairs and sale in the hospital, he said.
MPA Malik Wajid, Special Secretary Health Farooq Jamil Hospital MS and other senior officials were also present on the occasion. Minister said that Naseerullah Babar Hospital is being offered as a model to make secondary healthcare functional and ideal.
He said that due to economic autonomy, the hospital management has in a short span of time has build and allocate one window operation for maternal and child services, children and medical emergency including second time OPD, Pharmacy. In other words, in previous times all this would have been just a look at the files, while the current government make it practical and show people the actual work on graoud.
Inaugurating the Central Oxygen System at the hospital, he said that the ongoing health reforms were aimed at providing quality medical services to the people at their doorsteps by activating primary and secondary care centers. These measures will reduce the burden on tertiary care hospitals.
He said that evening OPD was also being launched in the hospital to provide best health facilities to the people while OPD pharmacy has also been launched for the convenience of patients.
To further improve maternal and child health services, the labor room, gynecology ward and gynecological OPD have been connected under one window operation so that there is no difficulty in providing services to the patients. They want to show through the media how many facilities the people get when hospitals are given economic autonomy.