MTI Act not privatization but part of public hospitals’ reform plan: PM


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05 Sep, 2019 10:31 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has clarified that the MTI Act or Ordinance is not privatization but part of the government’s public sector hospitals’ reform plan.

On Thursday, the prime minister took his twitter and addressed the concerns related MTI Act/Ordinance. “The MTI Act/Ordinance is to enable improved and modern management of public sector hospitals,” he mentioned.

Better managed hospitals to better facilities for patients

“This is NOT privatization but part of our public sector hospitals’ reform plan.The hospitals will remain Govt hospitals. Better managed hospitals will mean better facilities for patients,” Imran Khan explained the MTI Ordinance.

“The MTI Act/Ordinance is to enable improved & modern management of public sector hospitals. This is NOT privatization but part of our public sector hospitals’ reform plan.The hospitals will remain Govt hospitals. Better managed hospitals will mean better facilities for patients,” he tweeted.

 

OPDs remain closed against MTI Act for 5th in Punjab

Earlier, the Out Patient Departments (OPDs) remained closed in all government hospitals due to the strike of doctors, nurses and paramedics against the Medical Teaching Institutions (MTI) Reform Act across the province.

Patients and their attendants coming from far-off areas faced difficulties for treatment due to closure of the OPDs.

On the other hand, the Nurses Alliance continued their protest for their demand for 8th day in Karachi. They announced to besiege the Sindh CM House if their demands were not fulfilled.

OPDs, govt, hospitals, closed, MTI Act for, Punjab

YDA Punjab Chairman Dr Shoaib said that MTI was a law against the interests of the medical and paramedical staff which would also hike the healthcare facilities. He added it would cause severe financial constraints to the employees and expressed that their strike would continue unless MTI was taken back.

The MTI Act would affect regular medical and paramedical staff only. Further, the contract based employment would also be enforced phase wise in hospitals after the imposition of the act.


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