Sarwar for replicating UK’s NHS, GP system
LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Pakistan may frame its health system on the model of National Health Services (NHS) of the United Kingdom to provide better health delivery in the country.
Addressing the inauguration of overseas job creation portal here at the Governor’s House, he said the General Practitioner (GP) system a la the UK should also be adopted to provide medical treatment to a community in the far flung areas of the province, adding that GP would be tried as a pilot project at one of the Union Councils (UCs) of Lahore soon.
“A doctor as a GP is connected to the people in a community, examines the patients and is well aware of their ailments and is paid for his services as per the patient ratio.
This practice checks flow of patients to the big cities without need,” the Governor added.
An memorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently signed between AFCO Private Limited, Pakistan (a Pakistan based job placement bureau) and MMC Health Care Limited UK to provide jobs to the Pakistani doctors and allied healthcare staff in the UK after thousands of jobs were available for Pakistani medical professionals in the aftermath of Brexit. – APP