Punjab Govt joins hands with ANF to cleanse province of drug mafia: Buzdar CM inaugurates mobile health unit

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Amraiz Khan

State Minister for Narcotics Control and SAFRON Shehryar Khan Afridi called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at Civil Secretariat on Wednesday.
During the meeting, both agreed to take collective steps for the elimination of narcotics and it was decided that Punjab and federal governments would initiate joint crackdown against the elements involved in the narcotics business.
The chief minister said elements engaged in narcotics trade outside educational institutions would be strictly taken to task and every support would be provided to police, excise and line departments.
He said elements doing the illegal the business of narcotics were the killers of humanity; crackdown would be continued against them and jail was the best place for such elements. Collective efforts were required to free the society from the narcotics, he added.
Shehryar Afridi said elements involved in narcotics trade did not deserve any leniency and they would be brought under the net of law.
Collective action would be taken against those doing the business of narcotics outside the educational institutions, he added.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Wednesday inaugurated a mobile health unit donated by a London-based college here at Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS).
A briefing of SIMS academic council was also held to brief about the steps taken for improving medical facilities in Services Hospital.
The chief minister, on the occasion, announced to upgrade the hospital emergency, adding that it would be made a state-of-the-art facility and the Punjab government would provide necessary resources in this regard. He also directed to overcome the shortage of hospital’s human resource.
“I had earlier visited the hospital emergency twice in the night and some complaints were raised with regard to medical facilities while my late father also was admitted here and I know difficulties of patients in the emergency” he added.
The CM said that hospitals’ emergencies would be improved on priority basis and funds had been allocated in the budget.
He said that hospitals would be transformed as healing centres as the journey of change had been started. He took notice of overcharging in name of car parking from attendants and made it clear that overcharging will not be tolerated. He also met with young doctors who thanked the chief minister for an increase in their pay and allowances.
He issued directions to the health minister for early solution of hostel problem of doctors. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Chairman P&D, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and others were also present.

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