Peshawar, March 29, 2015 (PPI-OT): Evening shift OPD will soon be started in four teaching hospitals of the province including Lady Reading Hospitals, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Ayub Teaching Hospital with medical staff to be hired from private sector.
This was decided in a meeting of Health Department held here on Friday with Senior Minister for Health Shahram Tarakai in the chair. Initially evening OPDs will be started in four specialties i.e. Surgery, medicines, pediatric and gynae headed by consultants of Associate Professor level with other medical and technical staff to be hired from the market on monthly salaries.
Facilities of laboratory and pharmacy will be available in these labs and all medical treatment facilities will be provided to the public free of cost. The meeting was attended by Secretary Health, Mushtaq Jadoon, the newly appointed heads of these tertiary care hospitals and other concerned authorities of Health Department.
The heads of these hospitals were directed by the chair to submit feasible and workable proposals by the coming Monday with regard to the launching of evening shift OPDs in their respective hospitals. The meeting discussed threadbare measures to ensure implementation of the recently promulgated “Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act” in teaching hospital in its letter and spirit.
A number of important decisions were take and the heads of the teaching hospitals were given assigned various tasks to this effect. It merits a mention here that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is going to be the first province to start evening OPDs in public sector hospitals.
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Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa