CEOs of DHA with poor performance should be removed, replaced with dynamic persons:l; Jamal Nasir informed

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Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr. Jamal Nasir has directed that chief executive officers (CEOs) of District Health Authorities (DHA) with poor performance should be removed and
replaced with dynamic persons having a passion to serve the humanity.

The minister was as chairing the monthly performance review meeting of District Health Authorities of Punjab on Saturday. Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan reviewed the monthly working of Chief Executive Officers of Health of 36 districts of Punjab at the occasion.

Dr. Jamal Nasir urged the chief executive officers of the district health authorities to be steadfast and not to scumb before any type of pressure as the department was fully supporting them.
He said that the CEOs have to make their subordinate staff to work.If a subordinate doctor did not work, CEO Health concerned will be held accountable. He said that good performance should be rewarded while bad performance should be punished.
Non-working officers and doctors have no right to remain in service, he added.

The minister observed that the
Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi’s commitment for improving health facilities was commendable. The CM was providing all possible resources, it was now the responsibility of doctors to provide better treatment to the citizens.

Dr. Jamal Nasir said that there was no shortage of resources at government hospitals, only the spirt at the part of doctors was required.

He told that he was personally monitoring the working of all health authorities of the province. He called upon the chief executive officers to improve their performance indicators. He further directed them
to visit rural health centers and basic health units in their respective districts
regularly failing which action will be taken against the delinquent.

The minister asked for ensuring 100 percent attendance of doctors and staff in government hospitals.
The minister informed that revamping of district and tehsil headquarters hospitals will be completed very soon.
Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan directed that all vehicles of the Health Department should be fitted with trackers by January 0, 2024.
Special Secretary Muhammad Iqbal, Additional Secretary Khizr Afzal and Rashid Irshad, DG Health Dr. Ilyas Gondal and DG Drugs Muhammad Sohail also participated in the CEO conference.

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