Lahore, June 20, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to DHQ Hospital and Sasta Ramadan Bazaar Sabzi Mandi Sheikhupura without protocol, today. The Chief Minister reached the hospital without prior information in a coach and reviewed medical facilities being provided to the patients and the steps taken for providing relief to the people in Ramadan Bazaar under Ramadan package. He also checked prices and quality of daily use items at different stalls in Ramadan bazaar.
He went to different wards, inquired after the patients and asked from the patients and their attendants about availability of medical facilities in the hospital who expressed satisfaction over availability of medicines and provision of medical facilities in the hospital. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that he is paying surprise visits to the hospitals for ensuring provision of treatment facilities to the patients. He said that resources of billions of rupees are being provided for ensuring provision of free medicines to the people every year in the hospitals and added that fruits of these resources should reach the people at every cost.
On complaints of some patients, the Chief Minister issued necessary orders for immediate treatment. He also announced treatment and financial assistance of some poor and resource-less patients. Shahbaz Sharif said that he will continue serving the people till his life. He directed treatment of an orphan child Wasim, suffering from bone disease and said that Punjab government will look after him. He said that service to the ailing humanity is a form of worship therefore doctors, nurses and paramedics should spare no effort in treatment of the patients.
He said that doctors should serve the ailing humanity by becoming Masiha in the real sense. The Chief Minister directed to improve hygiene arrangements in the hospital. He expressed indignation to DCO Sheikhupura for not paying visits to the hospital regularly and said that he should be careful in future as it is his duty to visit the hospital and take immediate steps for resolving the problems. He ordered DCO Sheikhupura to submit report after checking all medicines in the store. He directed to shift the patients suffering from complicated diseases to the hospitals of Lahore.
Some attendants of the patients complained for improper treatment facilities, upon which, the Chief Minister directed MS and concerned authorities for regular check up of the patients and resolve complaints in this regard. Shahbaz Sharif asked from the patients and their attendants about treatment facilities upon which they expressed satisfaction over treatment facilities and added that free of cost medicines are available.
The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over presence of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff and said that they should consider look after of the patients as a form of worship as it is their responsibility and obligation. He directed to take immediate steps for resolving matters of the hospital. Later, the Chief Minister paid surprise visit to Sasta Ramadan Bazaar Sabzi Mandi Sheikhupura and checked the quality and prices of edible items, fruits, vegetables and pulses.
The consumers expressed satisfaction over provision of daily use items at affordable rates in Ramadan Bazaar and said that relief is being provided to the people due to this revolutionary step of Chief Minister. Talking to the consumers, Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government has announced historic relief package of billions of rupees for providing relief to the common man.
For this purpose, more than three hundred Ramadan bazaars have been set up throughout the province where flour, pulses, ghee, vegetables, fruits, meat and daily use commodities are available to the people at cheaper rates, he added. He said that common man is benefiting from fruits of Ramadan package and added that provision of relief to the people will be continued at every level. The Chief Minister said that he is visiting Ramadan bazaars to check quality and prices of daily use items.
He said that fixed prices and quality of edible items are being strictly implemented. He said that no effort will be spared for provision of relief to the people. Talking to the Chief Minister, the consumers said that daily use items in Ramadan bazaars are cheaper and better in quality than open market. They said that people are getting relief under Ramadan package in the real sense and holding of Ramadan bazaars for provision of relief to the people is his good step.
The citizens prayed for long life of the Chief Minister and said that he is Khadim of the people in the real sense and he has provided relief to the people through his steps. Talking to mediamen, Shahbaz Sharif said that he has visited the hospital today and he was pleased to see the availability of medical facilities, presence of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff and provision of medicines to the patients. He appreciated Dr. Adnan Qaiser and said that he is busy in serving the ailing humanity.
The Chief Minister said that all the patients have praised Dr. Adnan Qaiser and added that such doctors will be fully encouraged. He said that if all the doctors will perform their duties imbued with the spirit of public service like Dr. Adnan Qaiser then the condition of our hospitals will be changed. He said that there is a great pressure of patients in emergency of DHQ Hospital Sheikhupura and added that this emergency will be improved.
He said that record funds have been allocated for the up-gradation of all DHQ Hospitals of Punjab in the budget of next financial year and CT scan machine will be provided in the hospital of every district so that the trend of patients going from hospitals of small cities to hospitals of big cities could be reduced. He said that system of supply and provision of medicines is being further improved.
Replying to a question, Shahbaz Sharif said during his visit, he has seen that MS is present in the hospital, nurses and doctors are also performing their duties efficiently. Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said that meeting has been held with the delegation of young doctors and soon he will meet senior doctors and problems of doctors will be solved amicably.
Replying to another question, Shahbaz Sharif said that a coordinated strategy has been evolved for proper disposal of waste of the hospitals, which will soon be implemented. Talking to media in Ramadan bazaar, the Chief Minister said that excellent arrangements have been made in Ramadan bazaar. Consumers have also expressed satisfaction over these arrangements, he added. He congratulated the administration, traders and shopkeepers on excellent arrangements. The prices of daily use items in Ramadan bazaars are less and quality is better, he added.
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