Yasmin directs new research projects on south Punjab indictors Visits Nishtar Medical University and DG Khan DHQ

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Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has directed the Nishtar Medical University to start special research initiatives on health indicators in South Punjab at the 7th syndicate meeting of the Nishtar Medical University Multan on Wednesday.
The minister said: “Proper research is the cornerstone of evidence-based policymaking. The development indicators in South Punjab need improvement. In order to introduce meaningful development, we need good quality research in underdeveloped areas so that we are able to introduce targeted interventions and bring visible improvement.”
Also present at the meeting were Nishtar Medical University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mustafa Kamal Pasha, as well as faculty members. The minister approved different agenda items for the syndicate meeting including hiring new human resource, working paper for positions till grade 15 and opening of new bank account. The minister visited the site of Nishtar-II Project where the development was in full swing. The Nishtar-II Project will help reduce burden at the existing facilities.
Later, talking to media, the minister said that final medical reports on Nawaz Sharif current health status were still awaited.
“Once the Home Department shares them with us, the medical board will make a technical evaluation of the same. We have been very open about the health status of the former prime minister. He was allowed to travel abroad on humanitarian grounds and now we have seen visuals of him visiting restaurants. If his condition has improved, he must come back to the country,” she added.
Later, Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid visited District Headquarters Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan.