LAHORE: The Primary and Secondary Healthcare (P&SHC) Department has decided to launch free car service for doctors working at District Headquarter Hospital and Tehsil Headquarter Hospital areas of the province.

Well placed sources privy to this development told that the Government of Punjab is undertaking wide-ranging reforms to improve the healthcare service delivery in Punjab, said a press release issued on Friday.

As part of the reform services, one of the initiatives is to facilitate Doctors/ Consultants to commute between District Head Quarter (DHQ) & Tehsil Head Quarter (THQ) Hospitals in a rotation scheme.

Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department intends to involve national/local Firms, companies or Joint ventures of firms for providing “car Rental Services” across all 36 districts of Punjab round the clock he said adding that the selected firm will provide the car for, pick and drop services for facilitating Doctors/Consultants in commuting between DHQ/THQs across Punjab in the minimum possible amount of time at any time.

The minimum number of vehicles required in each district of Punjab is 02. The vehicles utilized for this service must be in good condition, with A.C. and other facilities in functional condition. These vehicles must be equipped with tracking device that can be tracked and locations/tracking details shared with the Call Center responsible for coordinating movement of cars.