People to get benefit from regional blood center: Yasmin

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Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has said that for the government hospitals affiliated to Faisalabad Medical University, funds of Rs. 8.8 billion were allocated for the running financial year and the services in the hospitals are being expanded along with the world-class regional blood transfusion center at Allied Hospital will also become functional very soon. She said this while talking to the media after the syndicate meeting at Faisalabad Medical University on the occasion of her visit to Faisalabad.

Punjab Health Minister said that the Regional Blood Center will work at divisional, district and tehsil level and patients will get great benefit in terms of blood needed. She cleared that obstruction in treatment will not be tolerated at any cost.

The provincial minister said that the imported government has only come to take its NRO. Today, on the one hand, floods have created havoc, but on the other hand the efforts of Imran Khan’s telethon, was being tried to stop although the Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf is clear that the aid collected through the telethon will be used for the flood victims of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as other flood affected areas of country. In response to a question, she said that PC One of Dental College has become final, Health services are improving, 23 new hospitals are establishing and till date 2 million people have taken health facilities through Health Card. She said that Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore, Mianwali and DG Khan Hospitals are opening this month after upgradation. Earlier, during the syndicate meeting, administrative and financial issues of Faisalabad Medical University, Allied, DHQ and Government General Hospital Ghulam Mohammadabad were discussed.

The provincial minister also took a briefing on the condition of treatment of patients in hospitals and the working condition of medical machinery.

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