ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Polyclinic Hospital to observe first-hand how patients were being handled at the hospital.
During his tour of the hospital, the prime minister asked patients about how they were being handled at the hospital.
“Treatment facilities at the Polyclinic Hospital are satisfactory,” said Prime Minister Imran.
Reportedly, the prime minister expressed concern about the scarcity of patient space in the hospital. He said the hospital had to be improved so that more people could have access to treatment there.
His next visit was at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences afterwards.
In its manifesto, Pakistan Tehreel-e-Insaf (PTI) said it will bring about a change in the existing health system and changes in government hospitals.
Speaking to the representatives of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) a couple of days ago, Prime Minister Imran said his government was determined to bring about changes and introduce a system whereas the common man would be able to seek medical treatment at the lowest cost.
The prime minister said his government is going to bring in similar changes to those in hospitals overseas.
He had dissipated the perception that the government led by the PTI was privatizing the country’s hospitals.“We are bringing reforms to hospitals in Punjab as well,” he had said.