Automated Action Management System launched in Health Department

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Peshawar: Independent Monitoring Unite (IMU) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health Department has lunched Automated Action Management System (AAMS) for initiating timely actions against unauthorized absenteeism, non-punctuality and negligence of duties in primary and secondary level health care facilities of the province with the aim to improve service delivery in these facilities by ensuring cent percent attendance of staff.
Based on the reports of IMU monitors disciplinary actions including salary deduction, suspension, issuance of show cause notice, serving explanation, etc would be taken through an online inbuilt mechanism of the AAMS within a stipulated time frame.
Provincial Senior Minister for health ShahramTarakai formally launched the AAMS by pressing a computer key in a function held at health secretariat here on Tuesday.
Addressing the function as chief guest the provincial minister termed the role of IMU as of pivotal importance in ensuring the attendance of hospital staff and functionality of medical equipments in healthcare facilities and said that due to continuous and vigilant monitoring of IMU teams the attendance ratio of hospital staff has increased to a great extent adding that with the launching of AAMS it will increase to the desired level.
In 2015 when IMU was set up the attendance ratio of Medical officers in these healthcare facilities was 77% which has now increased to 90% and the attendance of Medical Technicians was 77% which has now increased to 92% because of the continuous monitoring of IMU teams, Shaharam Khan told and added that in 2015 functionality ration of medical equipments in these healthcare outlets was 54% which has now increased to 77%.
The health minister revealed that based on IMU reports disciplinary actions have been taken against 8735 health staff so for which include termination from service, suspension, explanation, show cause notices, deduction from salaries etc, whereas an amount of Rs. 17.2 million has been deducted from the salaries of staff on account of un-authorized absenteeism, he added.
“We believe in utmost transparency and as such all types of information, facts and figure regarding health department are being provided to the media and public through websites and other means of public information”, ShahramTarakai remarked and urged upon the media persons to point out the weaknesses of the government but at the same time highlight its positive steps and public welfare initiatives for the awareness of the general masses.