LAHORE, Dec 3 (Muzaffargarh.City – 03rd Dec, 2016 ) : A nine-member Turk delegation of public health experts has completed the assessment regarding extent of implementation of family medicine model and early disease warning system on the analogy of Turkish healthcare system in district Kasur as a pilot project.
This was disclosed by the head of Turkish delegation Dr Hassan Shah in the concluding meeting with Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Shumail Ahmad Khawaja here on Saturday at the office of Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab.
It is pertinent to mention here that the delegation was on a 10-day tour of the Punjab province. He said that the family medicine information system and a pathological laboratory service would be established before launching of the pilot project with the collaboration of Turkish public health experts.
The Punjab government had appointed 10 dedicated field coordinators to accomplish the task while the Turkish government would nominate five permanent consultants to run this collaborative programme all over the province in future, he added.
Shumail Khawaja informed the delegation Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif wanted collaboration in another project to induct 100 motorcycle-health personnel, equipped with the first-aid box, adding these motorcycle riders would work under the Rescue 1122 Emergency Services where four-wheeler ambulances cannot operate due to narrow passages and traffic jam particularly in Lahore to start with.
He said that the provincial government wanted to outsource non-core clinical services, medical research, diagnostic facilities, incineration, laundry services, parking and security arrangements of two tertiary hospitals, one in Lahore and one in Faisalabad along with two secondary healthcare hospitals of Sheikhupura and Muzaffargarh districts.
“The Punjab government will also seek technical collaboration in short-term training of hospital managers and nurses apart from establishing family health services model and Emergency Services Control & Command System in the public sector hospitals all over the Punjab, he added.
Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical education Khawaja Salman Rafique, Minister for Primary & Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir, Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah and Secretary Primary & Secondary Healthcare Ali Jan Khan were also present on the occasion.