LAHORE – The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) spends about Rs1.8 billion every year to provide healthcare facilities to its employees and their families.
Authority chairman Raghib Shah said this at the concluding ceremony of the 5th Intensive Management Training Course for Specialist Doctors at Wapda Teaching Hospital Complex on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the chairman said Wapda was committed to facilitating its employees, as it accorded priority to their well being. Emphasising the need of conducting management training courses, he said continued training was one of the most significant tools for capacity building of the professionals.
However, there should also be a system to monitor implementation of the outcome of such courses in the respective fields, he added. The chairman directed the officials concerned to devise a mechanism to gauge level of effectiveness of the training courses in discharge of professional duties.
Earlier, the chairman inaugurated the renovated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Wapda Teaching Hospital Complex. He also had a round of the emergency and physiotherapy wards, pathological laboratory, and state-of-the-art burn unit.
Expressing satisfaction over the facilities being provided, he observed that sustained efforts were required to maintain these facilities.
The Chairman also gave away certificates and shields to the position holders, participants and management of the course.
Wapda Managing Director (Administration) Naveed Akram Cheema, addressing the ceremony, said Wapda provided medical facilities to the employees through an integrated structure comprising 12 hospitals, 12 fortified dispensaries and 18 basic health units across the country.