Minister reviews facilities for treatment of children suffering from thalassemia

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Meets Turkish deputy Health Minister

 

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid on Wednesday met Deputy Health Minister Turkey Professor Tolga Toloni at a local hotel.

Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Care Department Dr. Akhtar Malik also accompanied Dr. Yasmin Rashid. Turkish Director General Health Services Dr. Salami Kulci and Turkish Consul General Emir Ozbey were also present.

Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid discussed issues of mutual interest with Turkish Deputy Minister of Health Professor Tolga Toloni. The Deputy Health Minister of Turkey appreciated health projects launched by the Punjab Health department.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that the private health business community from Pakistan, especially Punjab, should take full advantage of the Pak-Turkey Healthcare Business Forum and exhibition.

She said that 23 major government hospitals and 11 Mother and Child Hospitals are being built in Punjab.

Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Care Department Dr. Akhtar Malik said that basic steps are being taken to provide better health facilities to the people of Punjab.

Deputy Health Minister Turkey Professor Tolga Tuloni paid tribute to Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid for providing free treatment facilities to the people of Punjab through Sehat Sahulat card.

Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Wednesday chaired a meeting at the Department of Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education here.

Secretary Health Punjab Imran Sikandar Baloch, CEO Punjab Health Initiative Management Company Dr. Ali Razzaq and Dr. Noor, Adnan Jameel, Abdul Monim, Dr. Yasmin Ehsan, Rehan and Children Hospital Lahore, Chaghtai Lab, Fatemeed Foundation Lahore, Kulsoom Society of Hematology Sialkot, Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot, Sundas Foundation and representatives of other charitable institutions and government hospitals participated through video link.

Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid reviewed facilities for the treatment of children suffering from thalassemia through Sehat Sahulat card.

CEO Punjab Health Initiative Management Company Dr. Ali Razzak and Dr. Noor from State Life Insurance Company gave a briefing to Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid.

The minister said, “We are providing free facility of colating agent treatment and transfusion to all the children suffering from thalassemia major in Punjab through Sehat Sahulat Card. We have called all the stakeholders today to provide more facilities to the children of Thalassemia Major through Sehat Sahulat Card”, she added.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that the State Life Insurance Company had been directed to provide training to staff of selected government and private hospitals for facilitating the treatment of thalassemia major children.

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