Lahore, July 11, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at CM Office today in which recommendations with regard to ascertain priorities of development projects of the health department came under review. Steps being taken to curb the spread of corona pandemic and arrangements being taken for the treatment of patients in hospitals were also reviewed during the meeting. Usman Buzdar while addressing the participants in the meeting emphasized that we have put our foremost focus on the improvement of health department in Punjab and significant increase has been made in the health budget in the coming fiscal year.
He disclosed that five mother and child hospitals are being constructed in Punjab including Lahore. He directed that the priorities of health department should be ascertained keeping in view the needs of the masses and provision of best health facilities should be ensured in the deprived and backward areas of Punjab. CM emphasized that Punjab government by undertaking effective measures has curbed the spread of corona pandemic to a great extent and added that 51450/ patients have been recovered from coronavirus up till 9th July in Punjab.
Usman Buzdar apprised that five lac 64 thousand and 893 record corona tests have been conducted in Punjab and 9587 corona tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. He highlighted that the total number of corona patients in Punjab is 84587 and 988 new corona patients have come to surface in the past 24 hours while 26 persons passed away due to corona pandemic.
CM commended that the services being rendered by the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff on the front line are praiseworthy and appreciable. He directed the health department to undertake steps with continuity to bring further improvements in the treatment of patients. Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Chief Secretary, Secretaries of Finance, Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education, P and D, Primary and Secondary Healthcare and concerned officers attended the meeting.
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