LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the pathology lab, first OPD block and hepatitis filter clinic at DHQ Hospital Jhelum on Thursday. Provincial Minister Kh. Imran Nazir, assembly members from Jhelum and concerned officials were present on the occasion.
After the inauguration, he prayed for success of new initiatives and announced that foundation stone of a new hospital will be laid immediately after the elections of 2018 if an opportunity is accorded by Almighty Allah. This hospital will be completed in a span of one year with Punjab Speed, he added. He said that hospital’s culture has been totally transformed in Punjab.
Earlier, patients were afraid of going to government-run hospitals and now they will feel satisfied in their treatment in public sector hospitals. He said that PTI and Peoples Party should come to us to get training of public service.
Chief Minister inspected different sections of filter clinic and asked the patients about the availability of different facilities. He also went to chest clinic to inquire the patients about treatment facilities and availability of medicines. Patients expressed their pleasant surprise over the presence of Chief Minister in first OPD block of the hospital. Shehbaz Sharif inquired after the patients and prayed for their early recovery. He also examined gynae OPD, operation theater block and dialyses centre and inquired about the working of the dialysis machine there.
Shehbaz Sharif also visited the pathology lab and keenly checked different steps of medical tests. He said that establishment of pathology lab in DHQ Hospital Jhelum is a gift of the PML-N government for the people. He announced that pathology tests will be held free of cost in all outdoors of the hospitals in Punjab and fee will be paid by the Punjab government. In DHQ Hospital Jhelum, the facility of medical tests will be provided through Islamabad Diagnostic Center, he added.