Rs37.78b spent on treatment of 1.762m citizens: Secy Health

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The Punjab government has so far spent Rs 37.78 billion on treatment of 1.762 million citizens through the Sehat Sahulat Programme.

According to a statement issued by Punjab Health Secretary Ali Jaan Khan here on Thursday, about 1.427 million citizens got the facility of treatment from private hospitals under the program while 334,000 patients attained the facility in government hospitals.

As many as 1.127 million patients got healthcare facility from January 1, 2022, to July 27,2022, whereas Rs 22.94 billion were spent during this period on the provision of indoor healthcare treatment.

The secretary health said the programme was being implemented in 812 public and private hospitals where more than 81 thousand beds were available for indoor healthcare facility.

Under the programme, dialysis, gynecology, cataract, cancer, cardiology and other medical facilities are being provided.

Meanwhile, The Punjab government will provide maximum resources for making the Punjab Medical Faculty (PMF) a state of the art institution, said Secretary Health Ali Jaan Khan during his visit to the faculty here on Thursday.

He chaired a meeting which discussed the upgradation and restructuring of PMF.

The Secretary said on the occasion that the syllabus of the diplomas issued by the PMF would be updated.

He said that more transparency and improvement would be made in the affiliation and examination systems of the faculty.

”New new wings would be established for academic, affiliation, examination, administration and capacity building in the PMF”.

He said recommendations of the panel of experts would be considered for upgradation of the faculty.

Special Secretary Health M. Usman, Additional Secretary Hafiz Shahid Latif was also present.

 

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