Lahore—World Health Organization (WHO) will extend technical cooperation and share expertise with the Punjab Health Department to improve hospital management and patient care in the tertiary care hospitals.
The WHO would organize five-day entomologist international training workshop in Punjab for effective control of vector born diseases. International experts from WHO Headquarters and other countries would also participate. It was informed by the Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq after holding a meeting with the WHO delegation headed by Dr. Michel J. Theiren who called on him at Civil Secretariat, on Tuesday.
Other members of WHO delegation included Provincial Head Dr. Jamshed and Technical Person Dr. Farrah. Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Healthcare Najam Ahmad Shah, Additional Secretary (Dev) Zaheer Abbas Malik, Additional Secretary (Tech) Dr. Salman Shahid, Chief Minister Research Cell Incharge Prof. Wasim Akram and other officers concerned were also present on the occasion.
Kh. Salman Rafiq said that bifurcation of Health Department into two separate departments helped to redress the problems and the issues are being resolved with more focused approach. He said the Punjab government had given the biggest health budget of the history. He said that revamping of all the DHQ hospitals and selected 15 THQ hospitals would be carried out during the current fiscal year on which Rs 5.30 billion would be spent.