Punjab Minister for Labour Ansar Majeed Khan has said that historic measures were being taken in the Social Security Department; not only for the workers but also for the employees.
The minister visited Social Security Hospital Kot Lakhpat and Social Security Dispensary Defense Road on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Secretary Labor Liaquat Ali Chatha also accompanied him.
On the occasion of his visit to the Social Security Dispensary, the minister checked the availability of medicines. He directed to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines.
While talking to the media, Ansar Majeed Khan said that for the first time in the history of the province, Punjab Mazdoor Card was being issued to the workers.
Under the Mazdoor Card, bank accounts of 1.1 million workers will be opened. Through the Mazdoor Card, goods will be available to the workers at more than 130 commercial and commercial points at discounted rates of 5% to 45%, he said.
He said that Rehmatul Lil Alameen Institute of Cardiology is the only public sector hospital that has become fully automated and other hospitals of Punjab Social Security would also be fully automated in two years.
The minister said that arrangements were being made to provide a heart transplant facility in the Rehmat-ul-Alamin Institute of Cardiology.
The provincial minister said that construction of seven new hospitals under social security is also underway while dispensaries were also being upgraded. Digitization of the institution is in progress to eradicate corruption, he further stated.