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Dr Yasmin Kicks Off Punjab’s Largest School Health Program In Kasur

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LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid inaugurated Chief Minister’s School Health Nutrition Screening Programme in Kasur on Friday. 
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas, Minister for Population Welfare Col (Retd) Hashim Dogar, Dr. Azeemuddin Zahid, Dr. Shagufta, DG Punjab Food Authority Irfan Memon, Dr. Nazir and prominent political figures participated in the ceremony at the Boys High School Changa Manga. 
Under this program, health and nutrition status of more than 50,000 public school children across the province is being examined in the first phase. Children requiring further screenings are being provided diagnosis and treatment through the Mobile Health Units and Govt facilities.
“This is Punjab’s largest school health program and has been launched under special directives from Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that this year the project was piloted at the Central Model School in Lahore. It was later expanded to 11 school of Lahore and it has now been scaled up to the entire province.
Mobile Health Units have been provided to nine Divisional Headquarters in the province. These are equipped with X Ray and Ultra sound machines, screening facilities and have doctors and specialists.
The School Health Nutrition Supervisor are conducting a thorough medical examination of children and assessing their physical and nutrition status.
“Children requiring treatment are provided diagnosis and treatment facilities at the Mobile Health Units or nearest health facilities. A database of children is being developed and their growth will be monitored.
In the next phase, the medical check up will be provided to private schools whereas in the third phase proper nutrition arrangements will be made for the students,” The Minister said.
She further said that in the next two years, the records of all the children will be computerized and cards will be given to every student.
Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas said that the government has launched the largest children’s health program. It is responsibility of parents and teachers to take full advantage of this facility. He said that teachers’ problems are being resolved on a priority basis.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that through this programme we have been laid foundation of prosperous Pakistan as students are the future of bright Pakistan.

Patient feedback at THQ Chunian 

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid reached Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Chunian for a surprise visit on Friday and took patient feedback about the services and the facilities.

The Minister visited the Emergency Unit, Wards and store and personally checked the quality of services and availability of essential medicines.
Chunian hospital
The Medical Superintendent of THQ Chunian briefed the Minister about provision of services and the issues at the hospital. The Minister inquired from the patients about their quality of services.
Expressing overall satisfaction on quality of services, she directed specific improvements based on feedback from the patients.
Speaking on this occasion, the Health Minister said that government is ensuring  provision of better health facilities according to vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.— PRESS RELEASE

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