Provincial Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, provision of health facilities are being ensured to the people living in remote areas and it’s ample proof is construction of state of the art mother and child hospitals in remote districts including Attock.
She said this while talking to journalists during her visit to under construction Mother and Child Hospital Attock.
Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Baitulmal Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari, DC Muhammad Naeem, CEO Health Mohsin Ashraf, Deputy Director Public Relations Shahzad Niaz Lhikhar and other officers were also present on the occasion.
She said, this hospital which is being built at the cost of Rs 6 billion will be completed by the end of this year. Dr Yasmin Rashid said that mother and child hospitals are also under construction in Bahawalnagar, Rajanpur, Layyah , Mianwali and DG Khan at the cost of billion of rupees and these hospitals when completed will have state of the art facilities which will surely control mortality rate .She said , beside this another 600 bedded hospital is under construction in Lahore .
Dr Yasmin said, soon an out reach health program would be launched to enure better health care facilities for the people of Attock , Mianwali and Chakwal for which Rawalpindi Medical University will provide assistance and said that all those under construction hospitals which were left incomplete by previous governments are being completed .
While talking about Health Card facility she said that this is a Rs 400 billion agreement with State Life Insurance and more than 30 million families will be benefitted and said that 97 percent population has expressed satisfaction over this facility and so for 60 thousand people have availed this facility.
The minister while replying different questions said that 40 thousand staff which include doctors and paramedics has been recruited on merit while 60 thousand more vacancies will be filled in the coming two years.
She said, beside construction of new hospitals and upgradation of hospitals, basic health units are also being facilitated and so for 222 basic health units are providing round the clock health facilties while Rs 42 billion are being spent on provision of medicines. She said, across the Punjab there are 1400 basic health units and gradually these will be upgraded.