Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting here today which reviewed the pace of implementation of Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap. The meeting continued for three hours.
The Chief Minister said that there is a need for working in a professional manner for achieving the targets of Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap. He said that the purpose of ongoing reforms programme is improvement of health sector for providing better treatment facilities to the common man.
He said that funds of billions of rupees have been given for the improvement of public healthcare system and collective efforts are needed for providing better health facilities to the masses.
The Chief Minister said that he will not be satisfied with facts and figures but will be satisfied only when common people expressed their satisfaction over treatment facilities. He said that authentic data of the measures regarding health sector is essential for policy-making and directed that further steps be taken with the help of Punjab Information Technology Board for this purpose. Shehbaz Sharif said that meaningful efforts should be made for the achievement of targets of the programme for the improvement of public health sector. He also stressed the need for improving sanitary conditions in hospitals. He said that provision of quality treatment facilities to the masses is of paramount importance.
DFID representative Sir Michael Barber said that health sector in Punjab is improving due to the vision of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He said that vaccination programme is being successfully implemented under the leadership of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.
Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Advisor Health Khawaja Salman Rafique, Advisor Ijaz Nabi, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Parliamentary Secretary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir, Member Provincial Assembly Dr. Nadia Aziz, Chairman Planning & Development, Director Health Roadmap Team, Fenton Wheelan, DFID representative in Punjab Ben French and concerned authorities attended the meeting.