Govt working on LHWs, family planning: Yasmin


Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday participated in the high-level meeting of the Health Ministry in Islamabad. Advisor to Prime Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza, Provincial Minister Population Welfare Punjab Hashim Dogar, Provincial Agriculture Minister Balochistan, Provincial Minister Communication & Works KPK and other officers were also present on this occasion. The meeting reviewed in details the programmes relating to the lady health workers, initiatives taken for controlling hepatitis C, family planning and different vertical programmes. The minister informed the participants of the meeting regarding the measures taken in the health sector.
Dr Yasmin Rashid said that solid and effective measures have been taken for the family planning as well as controlling hepatitis C. Under vertical programmes free of cost treatment facilities and medicines were being provided to the thousands of patients of the province. She said that public sector hospitals of the province were being upgraded. She said that complete assistance was being provided on airports for the screening of passengers regarding coronavirus.
She said that Primary & Secretary Health Secretary Usman Yunis was personally monitoring the measures taken with regard to coronavirus.