The Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Ordinance – 2019

  • Govt of Punjab is planning to reform the health sector.
  • These reforms will give an autonomous authority to hospitals and medical institutions.
  • Here we have the Medical Teaching Institutional Reforms Ordinance 2019 (Also known as MTI on public forums)

Take a look:

Summary of the medical teaching Institutions Reform Ordinance:

  • Doctors and medical staff will have the option to adopt the new system or keep working under the old one.
  • Doctors will be able to private-practice within the Govt hospitals which will increase the OPD duration for patients.
  • Hospitals will be autonomous in terms of finance and managerial matters.
  • Any machinery could be bought or repaired by the hospital itself without waiting for 6 to 8 months and approvals from Health Secretariat.
  • There will be no shortage of medicine as hospitals will be autonomous in terms of finance.
  • Govt will provide a one-line budget every year and the hospital will have the authority to use it according to the needs. (There will be an audit of course).

Check this too: The list of Private and Govt hospitals that will provide free treatment under Sehat Insaf Card


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