Lahore, April 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): In order to ensure Public Service Delivery efficient and accessible to grass root level in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan, health and education are the most important sectors to bring reforms through Information Technology interventions.
Ansar Majeed Khan Niazi Punjab’s Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Rights said while addressing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony among Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) and RC and PESSI here today. The MoU was signed by the Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor, CEO Shaukat Khanum Dr. Faisal Sultan and Commissioner Punjab Employees Social Security Institution Saqib Manan.
Addressing the ceremony, the Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor said that MOU among SKMT, PITB and PESSI was a great opportunity for the extension of improved facilities for patients in social security hospitals. SKMT has provided a tried and tested hospital information management system which was in use for more than 20 years. This system has been provided free of cost and we are indebted to the organization, he added.
Saqib Manan Commissioner PESSI informed that the World Bank introduced a very important project Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan that required digitization of all the contributions of PESSI. With the help of PITB, PESSI has completed and achieved all the tasks given by World Bank. He thanked the Chairman PITB and his team for all the assistance they have provided to keep the flow of work.
He further stated that through labor policy, PESSI and Labor department were being digitized and World Bank’s project Ease of Doing Business would ensure online services to PESSI. This MoU is of great importance in order to bring about reforms in labor policy, he added.
The CEO Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Dr. Faisal Sultan explained that medical care has become very complex and it should be taken care through a safe and secure system. Our information management system has an efficient procedure in place that fulfils the criteria of medical care safety and quality. The information management system of SKMT is a home grown system designed for optimum medical care ensuring safety of patients and their data. While designing this system, SKCH ensured that the product was extendable to other organizations, he concluded.
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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
11th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan