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CM order's attachment of teaching hospitals with DHQ/THQ hospitals.

LAHORE, August 26, 2009 (Frontier Star): On the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, the Medical Colleges and Teaching Hospitals have been attached with DHQ and THQ Hospitals in the province to improve the Health Care Delivery System and to provide consultancy services of specialists doctors to the people of far flung areas. Health Department Punjab has issued notification accordingly. According to the notification issued, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lady Willington Hospital and Lady Aitcheson Hospital, Lahore have been attached with DHQ/THQ Hospitals Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal as well as Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital and Government Yaki Gate Hospital, Lahore. Similarly Services Institute of Medical Sciences and Services Hospital Lahore have been attached with Mandi Bahauddin and Hafiz Abad DHQ, THQ Hospitals, they will also look after Aziz Bhatti Town, Lahore. Moreover Allama Iqbal Medical College, Jinnah Hospital attached with Okara, Sahiwal and Model Town and Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore, Fatima Jinnah Medical College/Sir Ganga Ram Hospital attached with District Gujrat, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib as well as Samanabad Town, Lahore, Post Graduate Medical Institute/LGH Lahore have been attached with Kasur, Pakpattan as well as Nishtar Town and Cantonment Lahore, Nishtar Medical College Multan has been attached with District Multan, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh, D.G. Khan and Layyah, Quaid-i-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur has been attached with District Bahawalpur, Vehari, Lodhran and Bahawalnagar. Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan attached with District Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan, District Headquarter Hospitals (Teaching) Sargodha attached with District Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar, Punjab Medical College Faisalabad attached with Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Chiniot and Rawalpindi Medical College has been attached with DHQ/THQ Hospitals of Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Attock and Jhelum. Health Department has issued necessary instructions to the Principals and Medical Superintendents of Medical Colleges/Teaching Hospitals to notify monthly schedules of visit of consultants, Post Graduate Residents to the DHQ/THQ Hospitals. In this connection EDOs Health of the concerned districts will coordinate with the teaching and DHQ/THQ Hospitals to facilitate the visiting doctors. The Specialist Doctors will shift the patients to teaching hospitals for specialized treatment which were not available at DHQ/THQ Hospitals. The spokesman of the Health Department has said that the attachment of teaching Hospitals with District and Tehsil Headquarters Hospitals would bring a visible change in Health Delivery System and the people of remote areas would get best medical facilities at their door steps.

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Date:Aug 26, 2009
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