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Teaching hospitals to be run by BoGs under new law in Punjab

The Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions (Reforms) Ordinance 2019 envisaging privatisation of ‘major’ state-run hospitals has been promulgated.

The ordinance drafted on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s MTI Act was promulgated after the Punjab governor signed it on Monday with the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to the MTI Ordinance, the government hospitals shall be run by fully empowered Board of Governors (BoGs) which shall consist of all members from the private sector.

“The BoGs shall also have powers for the appointment of admin officials on key slots and appointment of senior faculty members. The post of principal shall be converted into Dean who shall be appointed by the BoG for a period of five years,” it says.

Medical teaching institutions Ord promulgated in Punjab

Similarly, the document says, there shall be a Management Committee for each hospital, consisting of a hospital director, medical director, nursing and finance directors and two members nominated by the BoG.

“Headed by Dean, the Management Committee shall have powers to terminate any and all the employees of the institution in accordance with the rules and regulations framed under the Ordinance

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