Lahore: In pursuit of commitment to providing improved health care facilities to the employees and their families, three new units have been added to WAPDA Hospital Complex Lahore. These include Gynae Obstetrics, Neonatology and Critical Care Unit (CCU). Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) inaugurated the newly established units today.
WAPDA Managing Director (Administration), General Manager (HRD), PSO, DG (Medical Services), Medical Superintendent and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
While inaugurating the new units, the Chairman said that WAPDA has been taking a number of steps for improvement of its health care system for the employees so that they can be provided with modern health facilities. He expressed the hope that the new units will serve well in this regard. The Chairman directed the concerned authorities to submit the proposals for upgradation of Cardiac Centre, ENT and Radiology departments so that better healthcare facilities could be provided to the patients.
It is pertinent to mention that newly established 15-bed Neonatology Department has two units i.e. Well Baby Clinic and High Dependency Unit. The CCU is an 8-bed hybrid type critical care unit including 5 ventilatory and 2 isolated infectious diseases beds where basic and intermediate monitoring is available.This is equipped with centralized laboratory system, radiological services and waste management system. A fully equipped and staffed 8-bed labour room has also been established with state-of-the-art operation theatre to conduct elective and emergencies deliveries.
It is worth mentioning that WAPDA provides health facilities through its health care system not only to WAPDA employees and their families but also to the employees of Power Distribution Companies, Generation Companies and National Transmission and Dispatch Company. For the purpose, an amount of Rs.5.7 Billion is spent annually on providing health facilities.
WAPDA operates as many as 12 Hospitals all over the country including one 250- bed hospital at Lahore, nine 50-bed hospitals at Peshawar, Tarbela, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, Gudduand Quetta, two 20-bed hospitals at Mangla and Sukkur, 12fortified dispensaries, 17 basic dispensaries and 2 M.I. Rooms.