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PHC suspends surgeries in 23 operation theatres of 5 hospitals

Lahore: Punjab Healthcare Commission has suspended surgeries in 23 operation theatres of five hospitals.
PHC also issued show-cause notices to 17 healthcare establishments for violating law and not implementing the Minimum Service Delivery Standards.
According to the details, out of these operation theatres ten were of the Ittefaq Hospital, whereas the others included Lahore General Hospital 5, Government Teaching HospitalShahdarah 4, Sharif Medical City Hospital 3 and Life Hospital one. Moreover, the respective administrations of these hospitals have been directed to submit laboratory reports to the Commissionassuring that standardised measures have been implemented in their theatres. Also, these healthcare establishments have also been served show-cause notices.
During the last two days, the inspection teams of the PHC inspected 28 hospitals, and served show-cause notices on 22 HCEs for their failure to implement the MSDS.
These hospitals included Services Hospital, Lady Willingdon Hospital, Children’s and Institute of Child Health, Gulab Devi Hospital, Wapda Teaching Hospital Complex, Doctors’ Hospital and Medical Centre, Bahria Town Hospital, Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital, Zainab Memorial Hospital, Omer Hospital, Layton Rehmatullah Benevolent Trust Hospital, Saira Memorial Hospital, KhairunnisaHospital, Horizon Hospital, Mid City Hospital, Masood Hospital and Farooq Hospital.
The spokesperson of the Commission has said that the administrations of all these hospitals have been directed to appear before the PHC committee to explain the reasons for not implementing the MSDS. “They have been also directed to ensure the MSDS implementation immediately,” he added.

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