Health reforms key to social uplift Dr Yasmin says Sahulat Bazars to facilitate common man


Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid joined via video link a very important meeting of key stakeholders organized by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan at Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Zafar Mirza, Federal Secretary Health, Health Ministers of other provinces, representatives of the World Health Organization and other officials. The meeting reviewed new health initiatives and projects in Pakistan.
The health minister said, “Health reforms are key to social development. By introducing new reforms, we are achieving the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. We will have to develop comprehensive strategy to facilitate people. For the first time in history, such heavy budget has been earmarked for health. The services of Sehat Insaf Cards are being scaled up in Punjab. Through Universal Health Coverage, over eight million families will be provided free healthcare services. The condition of government hospitals is improving at a fast pace.”
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan said that coordination will continue with all provinces for improvement in health service delivery. By introducing new reforms, people can be provided relief in health sector.
Meanwhile, Dr Yasmin Rashid said that 31 Sahulat Bazars have been set up in Lahore to provide essential items and basic commodities to people at control prices. The minister visited Deputy Commissioner’s Office where DC Mudassar Riaz Malik briefed her on Sahulat Bazaar initiative. The minister visited Control Room set up to Monitor Sahulat Bazaars where Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz Malik briefed her about the monitoring mechanism through cameras.
Dr Yasmin Rashid said, “We have set up 31 Sahulat Bazaars to facilitate common man. I appreciate Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz Malik for making special efforts to introduce this initiative. Flour and sugar are available in sufficient quantity at these Sahulat Bazaars. In the last one week, punitive action was taken against hoarders and profiteers.”

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