LAHORE, December 16: In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Universal Health Care program has been launched across the country and under this program so far health cards have been distributed among 5.2 million families. The provision of best healthcare facilities to the people is a priority agenda of the Punjab government.  

Dr. firdous Ashiq Awan
Dr.Firdous Ashiq Awan

          These views were expressed by Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan during a visit to Jinnah Hospital here on Wednesday. 

          Talking on the occasion, Dr. Firdous said that the government is fully committed to provide best medical facilities to the people. She lauded the efforts and support of Gohar Ijaz Trust in providing medical facilities to people at Jinnah Hospital and said that Gohar Ijaz Trust is a role model of public-private partnership which is not only providing free medical facilities to the people but also treating patients like a family. She said that the Punjab government will further enhance such public-private partnership programs in other hospitals for provision of best medical facilities to the people. She said that the government intends to hold a nursing convention soon in which a workable strategy will be worked out. 

          Later talking to media, Dr Firdous said that PDM is a band of corrupt alligators which could consume everything but couldn’t exhale anything. Responding to Shehbaz- Bilawal meeting, she said that the meeting has buried the narrative of the Calibri Queen. Bilawal Bhutto sidelined PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and set up a political theater on the desire of Maryam Nawaz, she added. She said Shehbaz Sharif did not give any importance to Bilawal during the visit and disassociate himself from PDM narrative. Bilawal has now become a witness to the deep rifts in the Sharif family, she further said. 

          She said how the Calibri Queen could unite 11 parties of PDM when she couldn’t maintain the unity in her own family. Dr. Firdous said that opposition is responsible for the increase in corona cases because opposition lured the innocent people for Lahore public meeting. She said that PDM leaders’ demand for Prime Minister’s resignation show that they are politically immature. She said that the Sharif family who claims Lahore as its strong fort has not built a single international standard hospital in the city. She said that Shehbaz Sharif initiated projects like Orange Line Metro Train only for self-projection. 

She said that as per the directions of Punjab Chief Minister a state-of-the-art 1,000-bed hospital is being constructed. She said that as promised the PTI government is bringing reforms in the electoral process and upcoming Senate elections will be conducted through “show of hands”. Imran Khan has buried the politics of opposition and its anti-state rhetoric, she added. 

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