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Dr Yasmeen Looks Into Issues Concerning Specialized Healthcare And Medical Education


LAHORE– Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmeen Rashid chaired a high-level meeting at Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department on Thursday.

Secretary Health Momin Agha, Special Secretary Nadir Ch, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti and other officers were present on this occasion.

The Minister reviewed the pace of progress on different development projects in the health sector in various districts of Punjab. Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq gave the briefing about the progress of various development projects.

Dr Yasmin Rashid inquired about the progress of various development projects including Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences Jubbli Town, Punjab Institute of Neuro, lecture theatres in Nishtar Medical College, setting up of Medical College in Bahawalnagar, water supply and sewerage in Bahawalpur Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, performance management system, health reporting system, converting of DHQ Sialkot into teaching hospital and other development projects.

She said that all the development projects should be completed in a stipulated time frame. She said that corrupt N-League only displayed plaques and left the number of development projects in health sector incomplete.

She said that the availability of medicines and the provision of modern healthcare facilities are being ensured in all public sector hospitals. She also reviewed the activities being carried out in the anti-dengue campaign.

Dr Yasmeen said that special take care of dengue patients are being carried out in the public sector hospitals. Action has been taken against those who show negligence.

She said that the number of dengue patients has substantially been reduced as a result of anti-dengue campaign launched by the government in Rawalpindi.

Abundant medicines are available in every public sector hospital of Punjab. SoPs are being followed on war footing basis for the eradication of dengue disease.— PRESS HANDOUT