HAFIZABAD - National Programme for Health Provincial Coordinator Dr Rashid Akhtar has warned hospital employees that if they were found negligent or lethargic, zero-tolerance would be observed.

He made a surprise visit to the DHQ on Saturday and advised the doctors and paramedical staff there to perform their duties with commitment and zeal and serve the ailing humanity. He particularly stressed upon the women staffers to pool all their resources to provide better healthcare to women and children.

The official visited the emergency, surgical wards, labour room and nursery, and expressed his satisfaction over the sanitary conditions in the hospital. MS Dr M Aslam briefed the coordinator regarding the functioning of the hospital.

48 uplift projects approved for Hafizabad: A meeting of the District Coordination Committee was held here on Saturday under the chairmanship of MPA Mian Shahid Hussain Bhatti.

The meeting approved 48 uplift projects, worth Rs 33.8m, for Pindi Bhattian, 12 projects under the citizens’ board, worth Rs 30.7m, for TMA Pindi Bhattian, Rs 9.0m for Citizen Community Board TMA Hafizabad, Rs 14.0m for renovation of five roads. The meeting was attended among others by DCO Hafizabad M Asif, MNA Saira Afzal Tarar, MPA Asadullah Arain and EDO Finance Khawar Kamal, TMA Administrator, Fakhrul Islam Dogar.