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Over 160,000 Hepatitis Patients Getting Treatment At Govt Hospitals: Dr Yasmeen

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LAHORE– More than 160,000 patients of hepatitis are being treated at public sector hospitals of Punjab, Provincial Minister for Health Dr Yaseem Rashid has said.

She said special instructions have been issued to all the hospitals for taking special care of such patients.

The minister said abundant medicines are available in the government hospitals for the treatment of hepatitis patients.

Yasmeen was presiding over a high-level meeting, held to review the provision of treatment facilities and provision of medicines to the patients of hepatitis at Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Monday.

Provincial Secretary P&S Healthcare Department Zahid Akther Zaman, Additional Secretary Technical Dr. Asif Altaf, DG Health Services Punjab Dr. Haroon Jahangir Khan, Additional Secretary Fatima Sheikh, Dr. Yadullah and other concerned officers were present on this occasion.

The minister said an awareness campaign has been launched for curbing the disease of hepatitis.

She directed the DG Health Services Punjab and CEOs of government hospitals to personally monitor the treatment facilities and provision of medicines being provided to the patients of hepatitis.— PRESS RELEASE