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Health Minister Announces to Reactivate Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority

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LAHORE– Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid Saturday announced to reactive the Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (PBTA).

She made the announcement during her visit to anti-hepatitis free screening test at Mian Munshi Hospital.

She also inquired about the localites who came to the free screening camp for the test about the performance of their medical staff. Dr. Yasmin Rashid while talking to the media said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has formally gave approval to the revamping of blood transfusion authority Punjab. She said that during the three days more than five thousand people benefited from six anti-hepatitis free screening camps. She said that we are thankful to Lab PK for their cooperation with Health Department regarding free anti-hepatitis screening camp.

She said that with the cooperation of Lab PK, health department has also provided free medicines to the patients besides screening of hepatitis. Hepatitis C has been diagnosed in 327 people where 29 people have been diagnosed the patient of hepatitis B during three days screening camps.

Free of cost vaccine was also given to more 3800 people who got negative in hepatitis during the screening. Awareness campaign in connection with hepatitis screening is being launched by Punjab Hepatitis Control Program throughout the province.

Areas of Punjab are given priority regarding hepatitis screening. We are determined to make Pakistan hepatitis free country.

Hepatitis free Pakistan campaign is on the top in Punjab health strategy. She said revolutionary measures are being taken with WHO for providing safe treatment facilities to the patients of public sector hospitals. Strict instructions have been issued to the MS of the hospital for the safe dumping of hospital’s waste.— PRESS RELEASE