We should work jointly for development: Shahbaz

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Abraaj Group shows interest in health sector

Salim Ahmed

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is the motherland of all of us and work should be done jointly for the development and progress of the country.
He said that students from all provinces are getting benefits from the exemplary educational projects of Punjab and students from Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are also benefitting from education programmes of the Punjab government.
He said that brotherhood and harmony has been promoted due to this revolutionary step of the Punjab government. He expressed these view while talking to a delegation of the PML-N.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here today talked to a delegation led by Chairman Health Impact Committee of Abraaj Group Sir David Nicholson in which improvement in the healthcare system, training of doctors and coordination for the diagnose of diseases was discussed.
In the meeting Abraaj Group expressed interest in the cooperation with the Punjab government. Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab government has taken comprehensive measures for the improvement of healthcare system. He said that provision of the best facilities to the common man is the top priority of the Punjab government and getting best medical facilities is the basic right of every citizen. He said support has been sought from every place for the improvement of the healthcare system and an effective regulatory system is vital for the improvement in the healthcare system. He said the provincial government is responsible for providing standardized medical facility to the people and the Punjab government with cooperation of the Indus Hospital has outsourced the management of various hospitals and this model is very successful.
He said for further improvement in the healthcare system more steps will be taken with the cooperation of the Abraaj Group. He said the officials of the Health Department with the cooperation of the Abraaj Group will make the future plan. He said the Punjab government has made a plan to provide CT scan machines to DHQ hospitals and companies providing these machines will be responsible for operating them. CEO Abraaj Global Healthcare Khawar Mannan gave a briefing on the international activities of the group and expressed his resolve to work with the Punjab government. Experts from Abraaj Group, provincial ministers Khawaja Salman Rafique, Khawaja Imran Nazir, Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, and concerning officials and medical experts were also present.

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