ATTOCK-All the vacant seats of specialist doctors and paramedics will be filled on priority and medical equipment which include MRI and CT Scan machines will also be provided to DHQ Hospital Attock. Provincial Minister for Health Akhtar Malik said this while paying a surprise visit to DHQ Hospital Attock. 

He was accompanied by Director General Health Services Punjab Dr Shahid Magsi, DC Attock Dr Hasan Waqar Cheema, CEO Health Dr Jawad Elahi and others. 

Provincial Minister for Health Akhtar Malik said that government was providing maximum facilities to doctors and now it was their duty to serve humanity in a better way and said that those performing their duties professionally will be appreciated while those having lethargic attitude will be shown the door. 

He said medicines must be provided to the indoor and outdoor patients, cleanliness of the hospital must be further improved and all the air-conditioners must be made serviceable and in case of loadshedding generator must be utilised to avoid any inconvenience to the patients. He said that he will pay another surprise visit and will visit THQ hospitals also. He further said that beside his surprise visit, special teams have also been constituted to pay surprise visits to different health facilities across the province. 

The Minister expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made to control Dengue. He said that salaries of contractual staff working in DHQ Hospital will soon be released. The Minister earlier visited all the wards including dengue ward, dialysis ward, XRAY Department, Blood Bank, washrooms and even checked the dustbins lying in different wards of the hospital. He also had interaction with the indoor and outdoor patients and asked from them about the facilities being provided. 

Deputy Commissioner Attock Dr Hasan Waqar Cheema while briefing the provincial minister said that all-out efforts were being made to control dengue and for the purpose 73 outdoor and 348 indoor teams were working and so for 26 premises had been sealed, 110 FIRs registered and Rs0.310 million fine imposed. Deputy Commissioner also apprised the minister about the shortage of doctors and paramedics in the hospital.