60-bed upgraded MCH Centre inaugurated at Aabpara
Islamabad : Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza Wednesday inaugurated 60-bed Mother and Child Health Care (MCH) Centre at Aabpara to provide relevant services to surrounding population.
The MCH center which will run under the supervision of Dr Sharif Astori will have services including Out Patient Services, In-Patient Services, emergency services, operation theatre, radiology, pathology section, pharmacy, auditorium, doctors’ rooms and nurses’ room. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Dr Zafar Mirza said that the government was committed to reduce the maternal mortality rate by promoting safe motherhood target areas.
He said that there was a need to develop human resources for maternal health care.
He added training of health professional and hospital staff was necessary to ensure good health of mother and child.
He said that a sufficient number of medical specialists, nurses, paramedics, and other officials had been deputed at the centre to serve the patients.
He said that now all delivery cases would be performed at this MCH centre relieving the Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) hospital’s burden of such cases. He said that from two to three deliveries per day, the upgraded facility would now perform 50 to 100 deliveries.
The MCH Centre will have best facilities at its labour rooms and wards.
He added all relevant test serves would be provided including X-ray and ultrasound.
There is a state-of-the-art nursery for newborn babies at the centre, he added.
Dr Mirza said that doctors would be available round the clock in the wards while there was a spacious sitting area for attendants of the patients.
He added top quality patient-care facilities were being provided at the upgraded centre.
He said that the Islamabad was being transformed into a model health city which would set an example for the provinces and regions across the country to emulate.
He added under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the ministry of health was fully committed and there was high resolve to bring revolutionary changes in health sector.
He said that 16 Basic Health Units in Islamabad were being upgraded along with three Rural Health Centres.
“This will be a model of complete transformation of patient-care and services, which is a manifestation of our resolve to improve the health and wellbeing of people”, he added.
Earlier, Dr Zafar Mirza visited different sections of the centre.
Executive Director FGPC Dr Shoib Khan and Incharge MCH Center Dr Sharif Astori briefed the PM Special Assistant about the facilities provided at the centre to assist the patients.