WAZIRABAD - Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique conducted a surprising visit to Wazirabad Institution of Cardiology (WIC) here on Thursday.

Accompanied by Secretary health Punjab Najam Ahmad Shah and Additional Secretary health Shahid Rehman, the health minister inspected almost all departments of WIC including Ecography, Angiography, Operation Theater and CCU.

He slashed the superintending engineer building after examination of the WIC building where he found seepage in the walls. He gave them one month time to cover it.

He added that WIC would be made functional till Dec 25 at any cost but ahead of functioning of WIC, all requirements would be met and problems, if any, solved. He said that equipment for operation theatre would be supplied as early as possible. He added that that relevant staff had been recruited for WIC to meet scarcity of crew in all departments. He directed Medical Superintendent Dr Ghulam Shabbir Tahir to submit requirements and problems of the hospital in writing so that these may be removed accordingly.

The secretaries inspected all the departments including bathrooms  and directed the MS to start Control Room round the clock on trial basis to assess the loopholes and take remedial measures. The secretary health stated that Cardiac Specialisation would also be started in WIC. He conducted thorough inspection and issued special Instructions to the Medical Superintendent and the SE Building to expedite the work.