Health sector reformed for best quality, healthcare: CM

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Says budgetary allocation increased by 118% in three years to facilitate masses

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday declared that the incumbent government has introduced revolutionary reforms in the health sector in a short span of it tenure.

“These reforms aim at providing best and quality healthcare facilities to people in public sector hospitals.”

The chief minister informed that total budget of the health sector has been increased by 118% during the last three years, adding that Rs369 billion has been allocated for this sector in the current financial year while Rs1.5 billion has been allocated for the purchase of Corona vaccine.

He said that Universal Health Insurance Programme is the flagship program of PTI government which provide free of cost treatment to every citizen. He said that every family will be able to access standard treatment facilities up to Rs720,000 per year free of cost.

He said that this program has been launched in DG Khan and Sahiwal divisions and by the end of this year, 110 million more people of the province would have access to free medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the chief minister termed the death of ringleader of Ladi Gang is an achievement of Punjab Police and CTD, saying that those officers and officials who consigned this brutal murderer to hell are the pride of the nation.

The chief minister said that government admires the professional capabilities and skills of Punjab Police and CTD and the whole nation is proud of such brave sons.

Usman Buzdar said that the exemplary end of a cruel murderer, in an encounter, is an open and clear message to all antisocial and criminal elements that all such gangs will be busted and every lawbreaker terror-spreading gang will meet the same fate.

Usman Buzdar assured that government will take all possible steps to safeguard the life and property of the people and no gang or group will be allowed to spread terror or lawlessness in the province.

He asserted that the government will go to the last extend to ensure the rule of law. He lauded and congratulated the Punjab Police and CTD on this major achievement.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the government has started work on projects worth billions of rupees for providing relief to the Lahorites.

On Monday (today), the CM will lay the foundation stone of Gulab Devi Underpass and Lahore Bridge expansion projects.

The chief minister will be briefed by the DG LDA about the projects. Usman Buzdar has said that Lahore is the heart of Pakistan.

Work has started on projects worth billions of rupees for the development of Lahore city and the projects worth billions of rupees have been started for its development.

The self-exhibitory projects of the former rulers became a burden on the national exchequer and the needs and the preferences of the people were ignored in the previous regimes adding that projects of former rulers were proved white elephants.

Usman Bazdar said that the incumbent government has started projects keeping in view the needs of the citizens of Lahore and for the first time neglected areas of Lahore has been included in the development journey.

He assured that record development works will be completed in Lahore city in the next 2 years. The former rulers were believed in lip service merely.

Those who were crying for the last three years will continue to do so for the next two years, he added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of former Governor and Chief Minister Sindh, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto. The chief minister also extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family members.

In his condolence message, Usman Buzdar prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family with fortitude.

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