ISLAMABAD - In the wake of recent terror threats, administration of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, (PIMS) has decided to take a number of initiatives aimed at improving security arrangement to ensure a safe environment for doctors, patients and their attendants. PIMS administration also decided to introduce visitors identity cards with an objective to provide protection to the hospital from any terrorist activity. The decisions were taken in a high-level meeting of all clinical and non-clinical components and senior members of hospital administration of PIMS held on Monday. The meeting was held to review the present security arrangements and to take extra measure in the wake of the recent threats being given to PIMS hospital. Every possible step would be taken to improve security of PIMS, said Dr Abdul Majid Rajput Executive Director PIMS, while addressing the meeting. He said extra security measures would also be carried out in this regard. He directed hospital administration not to allow more than one attendant with any patient as it not only harm patients health but can also put other patients and hospitals safety into danger. Patients visitors should be directed to strictly observe visiting hours and must not accompany with children and other members of the family. As a part of the security improvement plan, paramedical students would be given training to assist security personnel in maintaining hospital security. It was also decided to install walkthrough gates on the outdoor patient department, emergency and on all main entrances the hospital. A brief review of the present security measures was taken in the meeting. It was observed that installation of the close circuit cameras and wireless system has helped in generating timely response in emergency situations. The security personals were also advised to keep an eye on suspicious persons and all heads of departments were asked to remain alert. Hospital administration also decided to activate public address system for patients and attendants coming to the hospital. It was emphasised in the meeting that the rule of only one attendant with one patients should be strictly observe in hospital. Soon four new metal detectors will be purchased on emergency basis. The deputy directors of evening and night shift were handed over the charge to supervise the security measures on daily basis. For additional security arrangements a high level meeting between PIMS administration and Interior Ministry official has also been scheduled to take place.