Provincial Minister for Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid has inaugurated three days anti-hepatitis free screening camp set up in Government Mozang Hospital here today. Vice-Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof. Dr. Aamir Zaman Khan, Director-General Health Services Punjab Dr. Haroon Jahangir, representatives of PKLI lab and a large number of locals residents came for screening were present on this occasion.
While highlighting the importance of these free screening camps, Dr. Yasmin Rashid said ten percent people are affected by this disease in Pakistan. It is highly necessary to overcome the disease of hepatitis. The Minister said that instructions have been issued to the concerned departments to launch a comprehensive awareness campaign throughout the Punjab regarding hepatitis B and C. She asked philanthropists to support government cause of eradicating fatal disease like hepatitis. Government is taking effective measures to save the lives of mother and child.
These free screening camps will provide free of cost screen facility regarding hepatitis B and C to the localites. She said that we are determined to eradicate hepatitis from Pakistan. She said that Punjab Hepatitis Control Program is providing free of cost treatment facilities and medicines to the hepatitis patients throughout the province. She said that people coming for free screening in these camps are being informed about the importance of screening and this disease. She said that a project of 40 crore rupees is being launched for the safe disposal of government hospitals’ waste.
She further maintained that inquiry has been initiated to identify the responsible of expired medicines case. She said that medicines of worth Rs. 31 billion were purchased for the public sector hospitals of the Punjab. Shortage of ventilators in public sector hospitals is an open proof of incompetence of former government.
She said that under Punjab Hepatitis Control Programme 55 thousands barbers have been registered throughout the province. PML-N corrupt government did not complete 131 projects of public welfare. Sharif brothers intentionally ruined the villages of southern Punjab, she added.