LAHORE (PR): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday said that best-quality stunt are being provided to the patients across the province adding that no compromise will be made over the quality of stunt for the patients suffering from cardiac diseases. Provision of best treatment facilities to every patient is the responsibility of the Punjab government and this task is being done by the government amicably. It is our commitment to make Punjab an exemplary province with regard to provision of healthcare facilities and every possible step is being taken in the larger interest of patients and the people.
He said this while addressing a meeting through video link, here. The Chief Minister said that there is no ambiguity in the policy of providing best treatment facilities to the people. The cardiac devices and stunt recommended by technical and procurement committee of the health department are procured for all the provincial hospitals at equal price and quality through central rate contract. He said that stunt should be provided keeping in view health conditions and interest of the patient. We have ensured implementation of the policy aimed at providing best medicines, cardiac devices and stunt to the patients in public sector hospitals.
The Chief Minister said that a registry mechanism is being devised in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board for stunt under trace and track system in the Punjab and all the relevant information will be made available including design of stunt, purchase, usage and other relevant data. Through this trace and track system, the usage record of stunt will be maintained. The Chief Minister directed that trace and track system should be made functional in four weeks and further said that provision of quality stunt at equal price be ensured in model pharmacy of Institute of Cardiology. There should be no difference in quality and price of stunt in all the model pharmacies, he added.
Secretary Health Najam Shah gave a detailed briefing about the quality of stunt, types, rates and other issues of stunt for the cardiac patients. Minister Health Kh. Salman Rafique, Chief Secretary, Secretary P&D, heads of institutes of cardiologies and other officials attended the meeting.