CCTV cameras to be installed in JPMC soon

KARACHI: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) administration has decided to establish modern surveillance system in healthcare to control medicine theft, infants kidnapping and improvement in overall security of institution.

Deputy Director Admin & Focal Person, JPMC, Dr Jawaid Akhter Jamali, said Command and Control System will be established in healthcare soon for which as many as 100 cameras will be installed throughout the healthcare.

He said main objective of establishing command and control system in the hospital is to stop drug theft, baby lifting and improvement of security to avoid any untoward situation through better monitoring. He said surveillance of all wards will be conducted round-the-clock through command and control system.

He informed that command and control system will be established on patron of National Institute of Child Health. He said currently, cameras had only been installed in emergency department of the hospital. He said cameras will be installed in 28 departments, entrance and exit points and other important locations.

Dr Jamali said security guards of hospital were performing their duties with accuracy but hospital management had decided to bring more improvement in overall security. He said JPMC had already introduced biometric system in its premises to ensure employees’ attendance and control taking day-off of staff.

He informed that incumbent administration had also launched “Green, Clean and Secure” JPMC campaign under which tree plantation drive will be launched soon while jogging track, mini stadium and RO plant will be made operational in healthcare very soon. He said overall security situation and look of institution will be improved within few months with completion of these projects.