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Dr Yasmeen Addresses USAID-Funded Maternal and Child Survival Program Event

LAHORE– Health Minister Punjab Dr Yasmeen Rashid attended a ceremony as chief guest at a local hotel under maternal and child survival program of USAID.
Dr Afshan Ameen, officers of US AID and different departments were also there.
Minister Health Dr. Yasmeen Rashid has said on the occasion that family planning in Pakistan is very important. Basic necessities of public can be ensured after controlling population.
Mother and child healthcare has become very important in Pakistan. Fifteen mothers from every hundred die during delivery in Pakistan.
“President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has promised to run health pilot project soon. Thirteen thousand young mothers die every year in Pakistan during delivery. Growth and upbringing of a child is impossible without mother. Punjab government is going to make five year mother and child hospitals in different cities.”
She further said that best available health facilities being ensured to mother and child health in all government hospitals on the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. We are going to build 400 beds mother and child hospital in Ganga Ram Hospital. This is our prior responsibility to get control on child and mother death toll.— PRESS HANDOUT