Medical officers’ training from July 1

Our Correspondent
Sunday, Jun 04, 2023

LAHORE : Caretaker Provincial Minister Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr Jamal Nasir has said that medical officers, women medical officers and dental surgeons will be imparted phase wise MLC training through University of Health Sciences (UHS). This training will commence from July 1, 2023.

Dr Jamal Nasir said this while addressing the 14th CEOs health conference through video link on Saturday. He said that the process of granting ex-Pakistan leave for nurses has been made simple for encouraging their jobs in the foreign countries.

He maintained that number of nursing students would be doubled by increasing their seats in nursing colleges.

Dr Jamal Nasir said that during visits to hospitals some doctors found reading newspapers instead of looking after patients which is deplorable. He also said that despite being available sufficient stock of quality medicines in the hospitals, patients are getting medicine from market.

Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan said that the department has earned Rs300 million through auction of wasted material/equipment of hospitals in first phase while in second phase around Rs200 million are likely to be collected through auction of remaining wasted materials.

He maintained that local purchase of medicines will be curtailed and bulk purchase to be extended to save the government money.

Special secretaries, DG health services and PDs of vertical programs as well as CEOs health in large number attended the conference.