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Health department being devolved to local level: Secretary

QUETTA: Secretary, Health Department, Saleh Muhammad Nasar, said on Saturday that empowering Incharge of Healthcare Centres was being processed in Health Department to devolve powers to local level.

These views were expressed by him while talking to a delegation of Federal Ministry of Health Services, Islamabad, National Institute of Health, Islamabad and United Kingdom Health Security Agency who called on him under the leadership of Dr. Baseer Khan Achakzai here on Saturday.

Nasar said that Surveillance Officers would be posted in all the districts of the province, adding that the establishment of Public Health Laboratories in Balochistan would help further strengthen the surveillance network in the province. He said that IHR Committee was operationalized in order to achieve the target of “One Health system”. He added that empowering Incharge of Healthcare Centres was being processed in Health Department to devolve powers to local level.

On the occasion, Chief Planning Officer, Abdul Rasool Zehri, Manager EPI, Dr. Akhtar Buledi, Dr. Mir Khalid Qambrani, Director Public Health, PC Preventive, Dr. Aamir Raisani, Deputy Manager, TB Control Program Balochistan and Planning Officer, Dr. Ababakr Baloch, Senior Planning Officer, Dr. Shakove Baloch, Project Director, SRU, Dr. Abad Achakzai, Deputy Director, M and E, Dr. Rabia Baloch, Incharge, Public Health Laboratories, Dr. Maqbool Raisani, Scientific Officer, NIH, Dr. Mumtaz, Chief, National Public Health Lab, Dr. Salman, Consultant, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Malik Safi, authorities of WHO and others were also present.