MULTAN

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has given a roadmap for the land record computerisation and revival of education and health sectors besides each provincial minister has been assigned one district to inspect implementation of the roadmap.

Punjab Zakat and Ushr minister Malik Nadeem Kamran disclosed on Saturday. Addressing a meeting of health, education and revenue officers of Multan, he said that report would be sent to the CM against any official exhibiting negligence in implementation of roadmap for a strict action against him. He pointed out that the government spends billions on health and education sectors every year as development of both the sectors stands at the top of government’s priorities.

He disclosed that a comprehensive plan has been constituted to make district and tehsil headquarters hospitals more effective through availability of facilities. He said that powers and funds of the heads of these hospitals have been increased for the purpose. He said that a drop lane would be established with each emergency ward while parking stands would be set up at a distance.

He directed the heads of hospitals to ensure availability of entire staff including doctors and medicines in emergency wards. He further asked them to keep ultrasound, Xray and other machines in working condition and get the out of order machines repaired forthwith. He directed them to prepare recommendations for making up shortage of staff at hospitals and send them to the government.

He directed the hospital heads to discourage safarish culture for transfers and change of duty besides adopting a friendly behaviour with the patients.

He asked the heads of all educational institutions to implement security standards set by the government and ensure installation of metal detectors, CCTV cameras and barbed wire. He declared that he would carry out surprise visits of hospitals and educational institutions from next week. He also directed the revenue officers to report to the concerned unit in Lahore Headquarters to report on the areas whose record could not be computerised so far.