LAHORE - Wahdat Colony dispensary and Samnabad Hospital have been attached with Jinnah Hospital as filter clinics.

Dispensaries of City District Government will be attached with teaching hospitals as referral centres in phases.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Najam Ahmed Shah at Civil Secretariat yesterday. Additional Secretary Health Development Azhar Abbas Malik, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College / Jinnah Hospital Prof Mahmood Shaukat, EDO Health Lahore Dr Zulfiqar Ali, District Officer Health Dr Muhammad Saeed, officers of Primary & Secondary Health Department attended the meeting.

Najam Ahmed Shah said that referral system has been evolved for further improving the healthcare system. He further said that this initiative would provide better health facilities to the patients.

He said that other teaching hospitals would be attached with the CDGL dispensaries and small hospitals so that treatment facilities of common diseases could be provided to the people at local level. He directed preparing roadmap for attaching dispensary/filter clinic with nearest teaching hospital.