Punjab Institute of Neurosciences' Nurses Squad has added 268 new charge nurses of Grade 16, bringing the total number of nurses in the institute to 412. In honor of the newly appointed nurses a ceremony was held where Executive Director, PINS Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood said that this Institute is a state-of-the-art and specialized Institute for the treatment of Neuro diseases in the region where every patient is highly sensitive. In addition to the administration, doctors and nurses of the Institute have special importance for the treatment and care of patients while nursing staff and Paramedics also have to perform their duties with utmost vigilance. Therefore, the newly recruited nurses have to face a special challenge in this regard, Prof. Khalid added. He said that everyone working in PINS have to be ready all the time and this addition of nurses would play a positive role in work force here. Prof. Mahmood claimed that doctors as well as nurses are very important in the medical field which becomes more important for the patients suffering from Neuro and accident cases. MS PINS Dr. Ali Razzaq, Nursing Superintendent Razia Shamim and a large number of nurses were present on this occasion. Razia Shamim said that nurses must right their signatures, biometric attendance number and ward name instead of mobile phone number on applications to resolve their official matters. She said that the common responsibility of all of us is to provide better facilities to the patients and keep the medicines and medical charts updated in time. Special attention must also be paid to providing environment in accordance with the principles of the Institution, she added. ED PINS Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood said that the nurses recruited on merit from the Punjab Public Service Commission are fully equipped with professionalism and they are expected to do their best to fulfill their official responsibilities as well. The service of patients will be a great means of gaining the pleasure of Allah along with the performance of Government duties and all the people associated with the medical field will earn their world as well as the hereafter. Prof. Mahmood said that today like other departments there is also an era of specialization in the field of nursing and it is impossible to reach a higher level of professionalism without higher education, so it is important for nurses to set aside a certain amount of their income for their better education. He asked the newcomers that they are fortunate to have started their career from PINS that is recognized globally for its quality of neurosurgery and neurology treatment and we are all together. The name of this institution has to be kept bright while maintaining this standard, Prof. Khalid Mehmood concluded. On this occasion, the nurses expressed their determination to work with the best performance and full dedication in this Institution.
Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid made a surprise visit of the District Headquarter Hospital Chakwal on Saturday. The Health Minister also visited the site of Mother and Child Hospital, Nursery and Mid Wifery schools. Provincial Minister for Higher Education Yasir Hamayun accompanied the Health Minister during her visit. The Minister also visited different Units of Hospital and inquired from the patients about overall services. The Minister personally checked status of overall cleanliness in the hospital. CEO Chakwal and Medical Superintendent DHQ Hospital gave a detailed briefing to the Minister about the services provided at the hospital. The Minister said, “Different hospitals of Punjab are being upgraded. The process of upgaradtion of hospitals under the Prime Minister’s Health Initiative is underway in eight districts. The capacity of public sector hospitals is being enhanced. Over the last few decades, we have not made corresponding increase the number of hospitals vis-à-vis increase in population. Due to fewer hospitals, the number of patients has doubled as compared to beds available. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Govt is developing new healthcare facilities. According to vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government is endeavoring to facilitate common man as much as possible.”
Punjab Health Minister has directed the authorities to make the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology fully functional within one and-a- half month. She gave these orders during her visit to the RIU on Saturday. Present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor RIU Dr. Umar and other faculty members. The Minister visited the Corona wards and inquired from the patients. Vice Chancellor RIU Professor Muhammad Umer gave a detailed briefing to the Minister about the services provided to COVID-19 patients. The health Minister said, “The Rawalpindi Institute of Urology will be opened for all health services within the next one-and-a-half year. The dialysis services will be available for all patients through state-of-the-art machinery at the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology. I appreciate all departments who contributed to the development of this institute. Top quality healthcare services are being provided at the institute. Improving the life standard of a common man is top priority of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar. No compromise will be made on the quality and transparency of the healthcare projects in Punjab.”
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that rights of sugarcane growers will be safeguarded. On the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister payments of more than Rs 175 billion have been disbursed to sugarcane farmers and the sugar mills will be bound to make timely payments to growers. An amount of Rs. 24 crore has been paid to sugarcane growers during last one week. Usman Buzdar said that sugarcane farmer protested on the rods in the past but did not get the reward of his hard work. He further maintained that farmers were badly exploited in the previous tenure. The powerful mafia made the sugarcane famer hostage. The PTI government has protected the rights to the farmers. The CM maintained that in the next season the farmers will reap the reward of their hard work. Farmers' rights have been protected in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well. No one will be allowed to exploit the farmers. The PTI government is truly a farmer friendly government, Usman Budar added.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that Allah Almighty has blessed Pakistan with many beautiful tourist destinations. A new policy has been formulated by awarding tourism the status of an industry. He said that the tourism sector plays an important role in socio-economic development as it is the best source of foreign exchange. Promotion of tourism provides employment opportunities for local people. he further maintained that the ancient and attractive civilizations of Pakistan attract local and foreign tourists. Usman Buzdar in his message on World Tourism Day said that the tourism sector is among the top priorities of the government. He said that an effective measures have been taken to improve tourist destinations by providing missing facilities for the tourists. In order to promote tourism, 179 rest houses have been opened for the public in Punjab. New tourist destinations are being developed in Punjab. All possible steps will be taken to make tourism industry an active sector of the national economy.