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CM Punjab unhappy with HFH state of affairs
- Web Desk
- Aug 22, 2023
RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi expressing his displeasure over the dismal conditions of the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) has issued a warning notice to the Medical Superintendent (MS) as well as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Rawalpindi Medical University, which is affiliated with the government hospital.
Naqvi undertook a personal visit to Rawalpindi’s historic Holy Family Hospital in response to both patients and healthcare professionals voicing alarming concerns about hospital management.
Amid mounting complaints from all quarters, Naqvi issued a warning to the Medical Superintendent (MS) as well as to the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Rawalpindi Medical University, which is affiliated with the government hospital.
Deteriorating conditions were evident. In certain wards, the air conditioning was reported to be non-functional.
The Chief Minister personally inspected the Emergency Ward, Children’s Ward, Dengue Ward, and Medical Unit One.
He also vetted the waiting area, patients’ rooms and food services and emphasised the importance of maintaining high standards in these areas.
Naqvi also inquired about the provision of free medicines to patients, a critical aspect of public healthcare.
He ordered urgent measures to enhance patient care, improve hospital facilities, and address all concerns raised by the medical staff and patients.
“Quality and timely treatment is the right of every patient,” the Chief Minister asserted, promising to revisit Holy Family Hospital to ensure that improvements are implemented swiftly.
Meanwhile security guards who were allegedly receiving bribes from the patients in Holy Family Hospital were arrested on the orders of Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab