Provision of good quality health services, prevention of diseases and improving Public Health indicators is a very big challenge, even developed countries facing resource constraints for health sector. However, good governance, effective internal control, better operational and strategic policies and target oriented way forward could bring the required results.
This was stated by the Member, Board of Management of Institute of Public Health and former Accountant General Punjab Imran Iqbal while addressing a meeting of the officers of IPH. Dean, IPH. Prof. Dr. Zarfishan Tahir was also present in the meeting. Imran Iqbal asked the officers to present their recommendations /proposal after setting up future operational as well as strategic goals of every wing/department of the institution with risk assessment for improving the performance of IPH. He said that visionary way -forward for the next five to ten years with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), alongwith accountability mechanism should be prepared , BoM would help/ support the administration of IPH for making guidelines and strategic policy for the institute. Dean, IPH, Dr. Zarfishan Tahir was of the view ” to run the institute according to its capacity it is essential to resolve the basic issues faced by the IPH”. She said that the core issue is the shortage of human resource as the various posts of Professors, Associate Professors and other categories are lying vacant and despite all constraints IPH doing well. Dr. Zarfishan requested that required human resource should be provided to the IPH on priority basis for achieving the required objectives of research and education in IPH.