Health dept is all set to digitalize the hospital system: Hisham

F.P. Report

Peshawar: Health Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is all set to digitalize the hospital system across the province including Medical Teaching Institutions (MTIs) to have proper record of patients and medicines. For the purpose IT department will also be set up in the health department for proper coordination and to implement things.

In this regard Minister Health Dr. Hisham Inamullah Khan chaired a meeting here at Health Secretariat Peshawar. The meeting was participated by advisor to health minister Dr. Jawad Wasif, health officials, medical director Hayatabad Medical Complex Dr. Shahzad Akbar and others. It was also decided to digitalize the diagnosis services in all hospitals besides having proper record of all patients and medicines availability.

A special card will be issued to the patients coming to the hospitals like HMC to keep their personal record and history of disease.

The medicines availability in all MTIs, DHQs, THQs and basic health units will also be computerized, so as to know that which medicines are required to be purchased and make it ensure for the patients. This move will also help identify how many machines/equipments are functional or nonfunctional in a hospital, so as proper measures could be taken for early repair of nonfunctional machines.

The minister health Dr. Hisham also instructed for computerizing the diagnosis services in the hospitals. For the purpose a full-fledged IT department was said to be established to have close liaison with the all hospital systems.

During the meeting HMC director Dr. Shahzad Akbar informed the health minister that work on 5 storey building of new casualty block is underway in the hospital. He told that 4 to 5 thousand patients are given OPD services on daily basis and apart from the province; they are also dealing the patients from the tribal districts and neighboring country Afghanistan.

Dr. Hisham directed him to speed up developmental work in the hospital without comprising on patient’s healthcare. He assured him for provision of funds and resources for early completion of new casualty block and new orthopedic and spine unit. He showed satisfaction over the performance of HMC and termed it a model for other health facilities of the province.

The minister vowed that there will be no compromise on cleanliness condition and healthcare services of the patients coming to the public hospitals and administrations should ensure presence of all doctors and other health personnel.

He said people gave them mandate for the purpose of bringing constructive change and they will not disappoint them. Dr. Hisham said that on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan firm measures are being taken for strengthening health delivery system at the primary and periphery levels.