MUZAFFARGARH/KAMALIA - Punjab Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Ali Jan Khan visited Muzaffargarh District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital where he inspected under-completion projects and cleanliness at different wards.

According to the hospital management, Deputy Commissioner Saif Anwar Japha and District Health Authority CEO Dr Shahid Magsi accompanied him. The provincial health secretary went round different departments of the hospital including hepatitis clinic, emergency ward, stock room and security management.

On the occasion, MS Dr Mehr Iqbal briefed the provincial health secretary about under-construction projects at the hospital. Mr Ali Jan Khan said that the Punjab government was utilizing all available resources for providing better healthcare to patients. Ali Jan Khan expressed satisfaction over the staff performance and ordered timely completion of the under-construction projects. "There is available modern machinery operated by senior doctors and paramedical staff at hepatitis clinic of the hospital," he said. He said that the facility of post-mortem and dead body storage would be available at the hospital with the functioning of mortuary.

Ali Jan Khan also visited Kamalia THQ Hospital and inspected the construction of Emergency Ward. The provincial health secretary went round various wards of the hospital. He met patients; inquired after their health and the facilities they were being rendered. Kamalia Assistant Commissioner Hafiz Najeeb accompanied him.

On the occasion, senior medical officer Rana Jawaid briefed the health secretary about the ongoing repair and expansion project of the hospital. The officer was also apprised of the problems being faced by the hospital.

Talking to the media, Mr Ali Jan Khan said that the government was spending huge funds in the health sector of Punjab province. He said that the public hospitals were being provided modern equipment and medical facilities, adding that steps were also being taken to improve the performance of the hospital staff and provision of free medicines at the hospitals.