Eliminating life threatening diseases prime target: Minister

Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Provincial Health Minister Dr. Hisham Inamullah Khan has said the elimination of life threatening diseases was the prime target of the present government, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan was determined and strongly committed to the ‘Healthy Children-Healthy Pakistan’ motive.
He said this while inaugurating 12 days anti measles drive (Oct.15-27) here at Auditorium of Lady Reading Hospital along with partners in the campaign Unicef and WHO. The event was attended by Secretary Health, Director General Health Services KP Dr. Ayub Roze, Hospital Director Dr. Khalid Masood, Director EPI Dr. Akram Shah, representatives of the Unicef, WHO, and senior doctors.
The Minister while appreciating the health department and their technical partners Unicef and WHO for successful launching of the campaign across the KP said, he would personally visit the field areas during the campaign to monitor activities of the vaccinators against the measles, He said 95 percent target will be achieved and every effort will be made to reach out to every child’. He also emphasized on launching effective awareness against this viral contagious measles diseases.
‘If we could not achieve the target of eliminating the measles by 2020, we will face severe outbreak of this disease afterwards. We belong to this community and it is our collective responsibility to put in our best efforts in this national cause of making healthy Pakistan’, he told the audience. ‘I will be only answerable for one thing after expiry of term as Health Minister KP and that is protection of Public Interest and provision of quality health delivery system to the people of the province’, Dr. Hisham Inamullah said.
He assured the doctors, officers and officials of the Health Department of protecting their rights of privileges. ‘The motive of all of us is to provide quality health delivery system to the masses’, he said adding.

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