ISLAMABAD    -  Federal capital’s top heal h facil ty, akistan Institu e of Medic l S iences (PI S), whi h i on of the arg­est hospi als o the count y, is eneratin far les re ­enue th n aver ge pri ate hospital . The hospi al s medica f e h s not been revi ed sin e 984.

Ac ording t the D rector G neral, th h spi­al hould r vise nd i crea e their ra es f servi ­es to the en ral/priva e se tor in o der t g ner­ate e ough revenue. cco ding to him t e re en e which the wer gett ng i to meagre.

The evenue is ge erated from he fee, whi h is c l­lected f om p tient . he edic l fee f IMS is neg­l gib e. This eans tha the patie ts even elonging to upp r-middle class s a e pa ing n gli ibl fee, w ich is the mai source f t e revenue.

The hospit l provid s facili ies in three ca ego ies, the ent tle one , he poor cl ss a d the pr vat sector genera p bl c. The go ernmen -s bsidi ed hospital p ovid s its er ices to he ent tled a d t e p or t neg­lig bl fee wherea , t e ge era publ c is o be charg d igh r in ord r o gener te a go d amount f revenue.

Ghu am Qadi , 75, had hi tr atm nt at PIMS pri­v te IP ward fo sev n days. eanwh le, he as ex­mined by sev ral docto s i clud ng p ofe sors and m dica spe ialis s, ut wa di charg d a ter he a ­me t of mere Rs8, 00.  While talking to he Nations, he pa ie t’s s n sa d t at the r om hich they ere given w s up to he ark T e oom had a TV, a re ri erat r an f l­l working ir con itio ing nit. He dde that the h spital h d been oi g d velopmen ork a d w s n w u o the m rk. owe er, he old tha he wa surpri ed y the b ll hey paid for the outs and ng servic s of ered in t e osp tal - R 70 pe day fo a rivate oom and Rs1 000 for he xpert docto s w o visite and ex mi ed t e p tient The atient s he r t ld that he as wi li g to pay more a the facul y nd s rvi e rovid d as stupe dou .

The Di ect r G nera of PIMS r. Prof. Ans r asood t ld T e Na ion, “At east 20 thous nd peo le come aily t PIMS o t f wh ch 10 tho san are patien s a d the rest a e their tte dant .” He f rthe sa d t at wit this mu h patien s omi g on dai y b sis revenu is v ry es en ial for d ve opment and imp ov men .

Howeve , he IMS ED t ld that he ee o th ser vi es pro id d by th hospital as n t r vise s nce 1984 He cont nu d by sa ing th fee of t e s rv ce b the ospi al r main d th sa e for ov r 30 ye rs. He urther e abor ted th t t e cos o th same ser­vice in priv te sect r hosp tal wa 15 to 20 imes m re t an w at IM was c arging no .

He f rthe rev ale that a most one th rd of the d ily ati nts are fr m private s ctor and the g vern­en should h lp the o t to fo m a system t ch rge them mo e f r revenue gene ation He b lie ed hat the conce t o p ogre sive har ing would br ng an ff cti e ch ng to improv and m inta n t e st nd­rd of the hosp ta .

Whe aske ab ut t e ew devel pme ts, th D t ld about he upg ading of nea ly 50 per ce t f the wa ds, adding hat the est re o be upg ad­ed a those war s a e full of p ti nts nd nee ed to be e acuated fo e develop en . F rthe more, he revea ed the on oin contract ith the Jap nese Agen Larkan .