Punjab to complete 162 health projects within current year

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Punjab is all set to complete 162 development schemes before June 2022, said Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid while chairing a meeting at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Imran Sikander Baloch, Special Secretary Saleha Saeed, Special Secretary Development, Additional Secretary Admin Saira Omar, Dr. Akhtar Rasheed, Dr. Naeem Majeed, Amir Hussain Ghazi, representatives of IDAP and other officials. The Health Minister reviewed progress on fresh hirings in the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department and South Punjab, Prime Minister Health Initiative, Mobile Health Units and Mother and Child Hospitals.

Secretary P&SHD Imran Sikander Baloch shared the status of ongoing recruitment drive and the progress on development initiatives.

The Health Minister said, “The upgradation of public sector health facilities under the Prime Minister Health Initiative is in accordance largely with timelines. Mother and Child Hospitals at Mianwali, Attock, Layyah, Rajanpur, Bahawalnagar is underway at a fast pace.

By June 2022, 162 schemes will be completed.

The projects inching closer to completion are mother and child hospitals, development schemes, balance work of revamping of THQs and DHQs, revamping of all THQs, trauma centers and other schemes.

All officials have been asked to complete the ongoing development schemes in time. Development work with this much focus on minutae has never been started in the province. The credit for provision of these facilities goes to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. As a worker of Prime Minister Imran Khan, I am only doing my work for coming generations.

Like Naya Pakistan Qomi Sehat Crad, we will present new facilities to people of the province.

Our new hospitals shall prove to be model facilities. Mobile Health Units and Mobile Diagnostic facilities are being reintroduced.

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