Peshawar: The Director General Health, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while taking serious notice of the referring of patients to sections for investigation by OPD and Casualty in Health institutions of province and sent them for clinical laboratory and other diagnostic tests to the private facilities laboratory inspite of the fact that these facilities are available in government hospitals on the government expenses.
The DG Health in a letter addressed to all the Executive District Officers (EDO Health) and Medical Superintendents (MSs) in the province has regretted that once the proposed tests etc are completed, the specialists and allied staff are even not available in OPDs well before the closing duty hours i.e. 03:00 PM so the patients are resultantly referred to private clinics.
The DG Health has therefore directed all the EDOs Health and MSs to take necessary steps and stop the aforementioned practice forthwith and extend their maximum cooperation to the ailing humanity regarding diagnostic tests inside the hospitals and ensure the presence of specialists, Doctors and concerned staff till 03:00 PM daily. He has also warned that non-compliance and apathy on the part of all concerned would not be tolerated and dealt with strictly under the rules, the letter concluded.
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Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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