PIMS being revamped to improve health facilities: Aamer Kiani

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani has said that in line with vision of the incumbent government for improving health services, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) is continually improving its services and infrastructure.

While launching the Nursing Cell at PIMS in Islamabad on Monday, the minister said that nurses are a vital component of patient services, and our government’s vision is to strengthen their capacity.

The Nursing Cell will consolidate nursing administrative services in an organized way; thus ensuring efficient management practices.

“Our government will support all future endeavors undertaken by the PIMS Management to further strengthen its services and infrastructure”, Aamer Kiani said.

PIMS has successfully installed and made functional two EPA approved incinerators. These incinerators will not only ensure safe disposal of infectious waste onsite in PIMS; thereby reducing costs but also provide environmental safety.

The health minister said that expanding and improving existing patient services is on the cards of government. He said that further milestones achieved by the government to renovated PIMS include a dedicated ward for oncology patients with more than 100 percent increase in bed strength, and a fully renovated Surgical Ward 1.

Aamer Kiani said that The Surgical Ward-1 is now very comfortable for the patients, attendants, doctors, nurses and other ancillary staff.

The minister said that previously only 47 beds were available for admission and now after renovation 54 admissions can be made. A separate ward for Oncology/Chemotherapy has been prepared comprising of 18 beds and with this marvelous facility it is expected that admission as well as treatment issues of deserving will addressed.

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The health minister further said that dedicated pharmacy for cardiology patients is established and this will facilitate patients as well as their attendants to get the relevant medicines in the light of hospital formulary from the pharmacy without any additional efforts.