Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said that benefit would be taken from the Turkish model for providing quality healthcare facilities to the people of the province. The Chief Minister said this while presiding over a four-hour long meeting which was also attended by a high level Turkish delegation headed by Advisor to Turkish Ministry of Health Hasan Cagil. He said Pak-Turkey brotherly relations are transforming into economic relations and cooperation between Punjab government and Turkish Ministry of Health for improvement in healthcare system in Punjab augurs well.
The meeting agreed to enhance cooperation between Punjab government and Turkish Ministry of Health for reforms in healthcare system. Turkish Ministry of Health would provide all out cooperation for this purpose.
He said that Punjab government would send nurses to Turkey for training and in the first phase, nurses would be sent to Turkey for specialized training, whereas, in the second phase, nurses would get full training in Turkey.
Shahbaz Sharif said that Turkey has improved its healthcare system under the leadership of its great leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Punjab government would also ensure provision of quality medical facilities to the citizens by benefiting from skill and expertise of Turkey.
He said that Punjab government has made tremendous work for reforms in health sector however, desired results would be achieved only when patients would benefit from the system in the real sense.
He said that there were best doctors, nurses and paramedical staff but there is a lack of commitment and determination in achieving the desired results. He said that it is time to take steps in the real sense and serve the ailing humanity wholeheartedly. Advisor to Turkish Ministry of Health Hasan Cagil gave a briefing in detail regarding improvement in healthcare system in Punjab and assured full cooperation with Punjab government for improvement in healthcare system. The officials of Turkish Ministry of Health extended good wishes of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on behalf of Turkish Minister for Health Tayyip Akhdon.