Punjab Minister for Primary & Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir Friday said that the government is taking special measures to reduce patients’ load on hospitals and promoting a healthy society by creating awareness regarding health issues among people.
He was talking to the media after inaugurating 2-day consolidated blood screening and counselling camp at Abdul Razzaq Stadium, Shahdara, here.
He said that prevention of diseases was a priority of the government and Primary & Secondary Health Department was especially focusing on preventive programmes and holding district health conventions across the province.
The minister said that blood screening camps were being held in all districts for screening of people against nine different diseases and counselling of people regarding health issues.
Moreover, arrangements for medical checkup of pregnant women by the gynaecologist/LHV have also been made at these camps, the minister said.
He said that bifurcation of health department into two separate tiers had proved helpful in giving particular attention to the preventive programme, which is very useful in prevention of different diseases.
Member National Assembly Malik Riaz, Additional Secretary (Admin) Dr Farrukh Manzoor, CEO Health Lahore Dr Yadullah, officers of the Health Department, workers of PML-N and a large number of residents of Shahdara were also present on the occasion.