Modern equipment aims to provide better healthcare
LAKKI MARWAT: The provision of modern equipment to the hospitals of Lakki Marwat in collaboration with American welfare organization JSI will provide better health facilities to the people and the poor patients here will not have to go to other cities.
These views were expressed by Commissioner Bannu division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai while talking to the media on the occasion of inauguration of modern operation theatres, labour rooms and neonatal care centres at District Headquarters Hospital Lakki Marwat and Government City Hospital here on Tuesday.
Dr Nabila Ali, Country Director, JSI, Dr Faheem Hussain, Deputy DG Health, Deputy Commissioner Abdul Haseeb Khan, Additional Deputy Commissioner Anwar Khan Sherani, MS DHQ Hospital Dr Haleem-ur-Rehman Khattak, MS City Hospital Surgeon Dr Ishtiaq Khan and others were also present.
Commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that better health facilities would be available in hospitals after the installation of modern equipment. Dr Nabila Ali, Country Director, JSI, said, “Our welfare organization has been working in Pakistan for the last 25 years. We not only provide modern equipment to the hospitals but will also review these centers twice a month for another two years to run them.”
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Abdul Haseeb said that on behalf of JSI, he thanked the organisation for setting up the most modern operation theatres, labour rooms and neonatal care centres in Lakki Marwat. He added that the patients no longer have to go out of Lakki Marwat but would come to Lakki for better health facilities in the southern districts.
Deputy DG Health Dr Fahim Hussain stated that the location of District Headquarters Hospital Lakki Marwat was such that there were many difficulties in shifting patients while the burden on Lakki Marwat's City Hospital was high as it was an old hospital and here people come more easily.
When asked about the doctors and staff not doing their duty, he said that they had a regular independent monitoring unit which submits its report every month. “There is a regular monthly deduction from the salaries of absent doctors and staff,” he added.