‘Government to improve public hospitals, not privatize them’, clarifies PM Khan

According to the MTI Ordinance, the Board of Governors (BoGs) will be running the government hospitals from now on.

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  • According to the MTI Ordinance, the Board of Governors will be running the government hospitals.
  • The MTI Act/Ordinance is to enable improved & modern management of public sector hospitals not to privatize them: PM Imran khan

On Monday with the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the governor of Punjab announced and signed the ordinance draft on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s MTI Act.

According to the MTI Ordinance, the Board of Governors (BoGs) will be running the government hospitals from now on.  All the members from the private sector will be part of it.

It says that the Board of Governors will have the authority to appoint admin officials and senior faculty members on the prominent positions. The post of principle will be changed into Dean who will be appointed for five years by the BoGs.

The document also says for every hospital management committee consists of the hospital director, medical director, nursing and finance directors and two members suggested by the BoGs.

The management committee will also reserve the right to terminate any employee at any time who will break the rules and regulations of the institution, which is under the MTI ordinance.

Prime Minister Imran Khan says that the MTI ordinance does not mean that public hospitals will be privatized.

Prime Minister tweeted:

“The MTI Act/Ordinance is to enable improved & modern management of public sector hospitals. This is NOT privatization but part of our public sector hospitals’ reform plan. The hospitals will remain Govt hospitals. Better managed hospitals will mean better facilities for patients”.

His statement comes after the Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions (Reforms) Ordinance 2019 was publicized this week.

In his post, that he shared on twitter Prime Minister Imran Khan made it clear that the step was taken to improve and reform public sector hospitals not to make them private.

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