Federal Minister Saira Afzal Tarar calls on Punjab Chief Minister

Lahore, March 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here today. During the meeting, different health projects and political issues came under discussion. On the occasion, the Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that a positive change has been witnessed in the working environment of public sector hospitals in the province due to steps taken for bringing improvements in health sector.

Increase in the number of patients in public sector hospitals manifest strong public confidence over the Punjab government. He said that hospitals and health centres are being upgraded in phases across the province while free treatment facility has been provided to the patients of kidney and liver in Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute.

He termed the establishment of state-of-the-art burn units in Jinnah Hospital Lahore and other big cities as a historic step and added that provision of best doctors along with international standard treatment facilities for surgery in surgical tower of Mayo Hospital Lahore is an important achievement of the Punjab government.

He said that provision of CT scan machines and quality medicines to patients in district headquarters hospitals has truly benefitted the patients and added that innovative steps like launch of mobile health units, motorbikes ambulance service and introduction of ambulance service for expecting women of rural areas have no resemblance in the country.

Meanwhile, launch of health card is another ray of hope for the needy people in the province and if Almighty Allah accorded an opportunity of winning the next elections, then further mega health projects will be introduced for the people, concluded the Chief Minister. Federal Minister Saira Afzal Tarar termed the health sector reforms in Punjab as a welcome step and added that credit of these reforms go to Shehbaz Sharif.

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