Another salient feature of the revamping Programme is the strengthening of clinical and non-clinical staff in 125 DHQ and THQ hospitals. A major investment in improving the Non-clinical staff of the hospital is the introduction of Management Cadre. To increase the efficiency of hospitals, the clerical staff will be replaced with 1525 specialized, trained and qualified personnel. 11 categories of specialized and experienced officials (Including Procurement Officers, Admin Officers,IT/Statistical officers,HR/Legal Officers,Finance and Budget Officers, Audit officer, Data Entry Operators, Quality Asssurance officers,Biomedical engineer,Assistant Admin officer and Logistics Officer ) will be appointed in the DHQ hospitals whereas skilled persons from 9 different areas will be appointed in every THQ hospitals. To empower the clinical structure of hospitals, 13500 additional clinical positions will be introduced in the 125 DHQ and THQ hospitals of Punjab including consultants, Nurses, EMOs, WMOs, Pharmacist and Physiotherapist.
The government is outsourcing 7 non clinical and ancillary clinical services to leading service providers including:
Queue management system integrated with appointment scheduler is implemented in the hospital. It is specially designed for hospital to facilitate the booking
Hospitals shall be equipped with modern biomedical and non-biomedical equipment. Non-biomedical equipment of Rs.1.525 billion and biomedical equipment worth Rs.3.42 billion has been procured in Phase -1 of the revamping program. Similarly in phase-2, Rs. 4.775 billion for Non biomedical and Rs.5.88 billion for biomedical equipment will be utilized to ensure quality services in the hospitals. A well planned Oxygen supply system is designed for each major health facility for timely provision of life saving treatment. Specialized I.C.U, C.C.U, Burn Units, Dialysis Unit, C.T Scan, Dental Unit, and Physiotherapy Units are being introduced in these hospitals. World class Pathology and Radiology services are made available in the hospitals to ease a common man. 6 billion rupees have been spent for the supply of high quality medicines from leading pharmaceutical manufacturers which can be used by rich and poor alike. In addition to that, these hospitals will be equipped with a range of Non-biomedical equipment including ventilators, generators, refrigerators, washing machines, CCTV cameras, LED TVs, bed sheets, blankets, air curtains and benches etc.
Minimum Service Delivery Standards will be implemented in the hospitals to usher standards of care and mandatory requirements for the delivery of effective health care services. With the standardization of health protocols, all District and Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals shall be accredited with the Punjab Healthcare Commission.
Latest technology is being incorporated to streamline the operations of hospitals for providing efficient and improved healthcare services. Electronic Medical record management system is being installed in all the DHQ and THQ hospitals for accuracy and proper record management. Furthermore, Queue Management System will be implemented in the hospitals. It will not only manage the patient load but it will also develop a graceful mechanism of patient waiting and examination. Following the international standards, Public address system will be installed in the hospital premises to address code blue, general announcements and emergency situations. Not only that, a network of CCTV Cameras will be established in the hospitals to tackle the monitoring and security issues.
The government is going to invest Rs.10 billion to revamp hospital infrastructure of 125 DHQ and THQ hospitals and making it health standards compliant. Keeping in view the facilitation of patients, existing blocks of the hospitals will be remodeled to make them well connected, aesthetic and patient friendly. The revamped hospitals will give a feel of modern infrastructural era through up gradation of facade, Sewerage system,electrification,Water supply system, water filtration plant and new metaled road network. The hospital landscape is also going to be refurbished in the form of well decorated gardens, fountains, placement of benches, dust bins and gazebos in every hospital.
In order to successfully complete the program objectives in the given time-frame established a dedicated Program Management Unit having technical and administrative expertise.