Minister opens SHNS programme for Punjab


Our Correspondent


Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr Yasmin Rashid here Friday said under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and directions of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, School Health Nutrition Screening (SHNS) programme has been started across the province.
The blood screening programme has been started from Sargodha division and under the programme screening of more than fifty thousand students in public sector schools across the province would be completed.
Talking to inauguration ceremony of Chief Minister School Health Nutrition programme here at Government Higher Secondary School of Jewan Miana village she said that after screening, nutritional requirements of students would be assured so that they could live healthy life. The Punjab’s Education Minister Dr Murad Ras, Minister for Labour and Human Resources Ansar Majeed Niazi, Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Iftikhar Hussain, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare, officials of district administration and other concerned people were also present on occasion.
Dr Yasmin said that screening programme was started as pilot project in the central Model School Lahore after which the programme was completed successfully in eleven public sector schools in Lahore while now it has been launched across province.
She said that mobile units comprised of doctors, dispensers, ultrasound machines and X-ray machine have been shifted to all nine divisions in the province and all facilities of screening were also available in the mobile free of cost.