ISLAMABAD: Strikes and closure of administrative services at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) have prompted Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to extend plans to expand the Maternal Institution Care Unit (ICU) in Tokyo. Forced to suspend tender Reliable sources told The News here on Sunday that the PIMS Children’s Health (MCH) Center and Children’s Hospital.
The story of PIMS’s decline as an institution does not end there. In a related development, after the uncertain dismissal of Dr. Anser Maxwood’s executive director, due to bureaucratic failure in the appointment of financial management authority in PIMS, PSDP funding for the hospital is also very high. ۔
In the first instance, JICA Tokyo suspended Dr. Anas, now the medical director of PIMS, for spreading unrest in PIMS under the controversial Medical Teaching Institutes (MTI) Ordinance, suspending the tender procedure for its extension. Informed of the decision to do. ICUs
A letter dated January 22 cited serious discussions on the current state of the PIMS, and expressed grave concerns about strikes and shutdowns.
He said that in order to promote the project, JICA Tokyo has requested evidence of the stability of PIMS and the permanent implementation of the project. Please provide us with evidence to show that PIMS has the administrative and technical capacity for this project, “the letter requested, copies of which were sent to the Director of the Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs. Matters have also been sent, and the Director Planning and Development Department, Ministry of National Health Services.
JICA Tokyo has demanded immediate submission of evidence of stability in PIMS as a condition for resumption of tender process. However, the way things stand now – with the government’s swift implementation of the MTI Ordinance and resistance to the teeth and nails of PIMS employees – is expected to soon become a sign of normalcy in PIMS. It would be foolish.
So far, PIMS employees have struggled to protect their civil service status and patients’ right to free treatment. They are also resisting the privatization of the hospital. The spectacle of donors and funding agencies withdrawing their plans from the hospital has added a new dimension to the crisis, with the MTI-administered Board of Governors failing to get PIMS off board. “A power-hungry and opportunistic backdoor entry,” a senior adviser commented, blaming the capital’s primary healthcare agency for the devastation. Declared
In the second example, which deals with PSDP funds, 14 projects worth more than billions of rupees ending in the current financial year June 2021 will not be processed. Most of these projects are related to the expansion, renovation or upgrading of existing facilities, equipment for various departments, and the construction of hostels and 200-bed Accident and Emergency Centers.
The affected projects and the budget allocated for each are: construction of hostel for female doctors (222.062 million), installation of incinerators as an achievement of upgrading of hospital waste management system (Rs. 558.82 million), HV AC Plant Replacement and Upgradation Room, equipment and related work (Rs. 725 million), expansion of department care at MCH Center and Children’s Hospital (Rs. 4270.586 million), upgrade of nephrology room (Rs. 72 million), non-radiation modern endoscopic diagnostics Upgradation of Services (Rs. 198.130 Million), Upgradation of Existing Facilities (Rs. 200 Million), Upgradation of Gastroenterology Department and Replacement of Equipment for Advanced Liver and HI Diseases (Rs. 405 Million), 200 Beds Accident and Emergency Center (Rs. 61.760 million), installation of chiller for poultry department (Rs. 30.450 million), purchase of equipment for ENT and neck surgery department (Rs. 59.900 million), purchase of equipment or Department of Ophthalmology (Rs. 80 million) Procurement of MRI equipment for Radiology Department (Rs. 3403 million) and upgrading and renovation of existing MICU of Islamabad Hospital at PIMS (Rs. 7.7..7.730 million).