Pakistan Attock: Provincial Health Minister Dr YasmeenRashid has said that PTI govt , under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking revolutionary steps for the promotion of health sector and for the purpose data of the available facilites is being collected .
She said this during her visit to Asfandyar Hospital Attock. She said that separate hospitals for mother and child will be built in Attock, Mianwali, , Layyah and Bakhar to take extra care of mothers and their children and to control mortality rate of the expectant mothers and the children and beside this in every hospital Thelesimia Centers will also be estabkished.
She said the mother and child care hospital which will be built soon will have 300 beds capacity and having all modern health facikites. She said that this Govt has allocated Rs 10 billion for health card , which will benefit 40 million people who will be having easy approach to medical treatment and laboratory tests free of cost in govt and selected private hispitals .
Dr Yasmeen said that she was well aware of the problems being faced by the doctors and paramedics working in Govt hospitals as there was acute shortage of doctors and allied staff . She said that through PPSC , 7 thousand doctors have been inducted and 8 thousand more doctors and 2600 nurses and other paramedic staff will also be recruited on merit . She further said that Punjab Health Commissiin was busy in registration of doctors while strict action was being taken against the quacks.
TheProvincial Health Minister criticised the previous govt for not taking steps to improve health sector and spent billions on renovation of the hospitals which was not justified at all. She visited different areas of the hospital and emphasised upon the doctors to serve the ailing humanity with true spirit. On the occassion MPA Syed Yawar Hussain Bokhari , CEO Health Dr Abdul Jabbar, Medical Superintendent Dr Muhammad Ejaz , Media and Political Advisor Syed Irfan Jameel were also present .