Friday, December 9

Govt committed to improve health facilities across country: President

Islamabad, December 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): President Dr. Arif Alvi says the government is committed to improve health facilities across the country.

He was speaking at National Dissemination Webinar on Pakistan Maternal Mortality Survey via video link on Thursday.

The President said Prime Minister Imran Khan has been very concerned that health facilities should be available for everybody.

Dr Arif Alvi said as population size is increasing, we should be improving maternal health, reducing maternal mortality and ensuring good nutrition not only for mother but also for children. He said the primary importance of health starting in every home is the health of the mother and child. He said gap in pregnancies is important for maternal health.

The President emphasized on communication about prevention, good habits at home, healthy life and nutrition for better health.

He said Pakistan has a vast coverage of Lady Health Workers Program. He said Lady Health Workers are primary source of information to prevent communicable diseases.

He expressed confidence that the health systems generated during COVID-19 will go a long way to achieve health sustainable development goals.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557