Public urged to follow ‘healthy parks, healthy people’ model


Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid on Monday urged the people to adopt healthy lifestyle and follow the ‘healthy parks, healthy people’ model.

Speaking as guest at the beautification and refurbishment of Gol Bagh Karim Park in UC-51 of NA-125 in the provincial capital, she said that all 47 parks of NA 125 are undergoing the beautification process. The Health Minister also distributed Naya Pakistan Qomi Sehat Cards and Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme letters among residents of the area.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said, “All 47 parks of NA 125 are being beautified and refurbished. I appreciate PHA officials and party workers for taking this initiative. We are arranging lights, plantation and water in the parks of NA 125. Hospitals would be deserted if our parks are populated.

We will provide a clean and healthy environment for people in parks. Parents must encourage their children to engage in sports and healthy physical activities.”

She said that funds of Rs 1.4 billion have been approved for development work and provision of basic amenities in NA 125. We will spend public money on the public alone.

Taxpayers’ money was not spent on the public alone in the past. The efforts of our party workers were exemplary for completion of many development projects in NA 125. We are making efforts for improved civic services under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

By the efforts of the Health Department, we have not seen a polio case in the last one year.”

The Health Minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has fulfilled his promise with the nation by providing health cards to all families of Punjab.

We have given 48,000 employments in the health sector so far and another 25,000 positions are in the pipeline.

We are developing eight mother and child hospitals. We are serving people as workers of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Naya Qomi Sehat Card is a step forward towards the dream of Riyasat-i-Madina, she added.

Present on the occasion were Additional DG PHA, Zubair Khan Niazi, Tariq Sana Bajwa, Javed Ikran Tony, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Pappu, Rana Nasim, Haji Abdul Wahab, Sheikh Zulfiqar Ali, Malik Kamran and residents of the area.

The Minister took a round of the Gol Bagh area in Karim Park and monitored the facilities. Additional DG PHA, Zubair Khan Niazi, Tariq Sana Bajwa, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Pappu and Rana Nasim addressed the gathering as well. People chanted slogans for Prime Minister Imran Khan and Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid.

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