Punjab government on Tuesday asked the health department officials to be punctual and accountable to their duties as no laxity would be tolerated.
"No laxity in duty would be tolerated and punctuality and accountability of officers should be strictly ensured," Punjab health minister Surjit Kumar Jyani said here.
The minister, after a surprise checking at district hospital at Mansa and sub division hospital Giddarbaha, advised employees of the department to discharge their duty with full dedication.
"If any doctor, official or employee found guilty of not performing his duty properly, action will be taken. Issuing a strict warning against the sale of banned drugs and sale of drugs without the prescription of the competent authority at medical stores," he said drug inspectors should regularly conduct surprise raids at medical stores.
He said proper medical facilities should be provided to the patients, wards should be neat and clean and compounds of the hospitals should be flourished with greenery.