Punjab govt trying to provide best health facilities to messes: Yasmin

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Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid while talking to the media at Nishtar Medical University said that the Punjab government is trying to provide modern and better treatment facilities to the people.

The budget has been approved and medicines are being purchased with Rs 52 crores. All the necessary steps for the purchase of medicines have been completed.

She said that SNE has been approved for 07 hospitals of Punjab including doctors and paramedical staff IV recruitment will be done, people will get employment and patients will get treatment facility at their doorstep Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that Nishtar 2 emergency, outdoor will start in March 2023 and trauma center will also be made operational in Nishtar 2. We are providing advanced machinery and equipment to Nishtar Hospital for diagnosis and treatment of cancer in South Punjab.

Due to non-payment of share, there was a partial suspension of the health card, 68 percent of the people, private sector while 32 percent used the health card in government hospitals.

In Punjab, 800 hospitals are empaneled for sehat sahulat card facilities. The treatment of accident victims has also been included with the health card. Claims worth 60 billion rupees have been given so far in the name of sehat sahulat card. Non-supply of health card is a bar to issue.

She said that the goal is to give health cards to 3 crore families of Punjab. Non-provision of funds by the federal government is preventing the issuance of health cards. The provincial health minister said that DG Khan Cardiac Hospital will start working in March. DG Khan Cradiac Hospital will start emergency and outdoor, 200 bedded maternity and child hospital is ready in layyah, Bahawalnagar, Mianwali, Attock will also be operational soon.

Hospitals were completed in Sahiwal, Pindi and Gujranwala, while discussing political issues, the provincial minister answered the questions of the journalists and said that Nawaz Sharif will be examined on the return of the plateletless patient from London.