LAHORE : Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid directed the officials to expedite the pace of work at Mother and Child Hospitals and other development projects in a meeting at the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department here on Tuesday.
The Health Minister reviewed the pace and progress of work on construction work of Mother and Child Hospitals, upgradation of BHUs to 24/7 model and various other projects in the province. Present in the meeting were Secretary PSH Department Ms. Sarah Aslam, Additional Secretary Development Omar Farooq, Additional Secretary Technical Dr. Asim Altaf and a number of senior officials. The Health Minister asked Secretary PSH Department Ms. Sarah Aslam to personally supervise all the development projects.
The Health Minister said, “Under the Prime Minister Health Initiative, revamping of health facilities is underway in eight districts of Punjab. All development projects need to be completed within deadline with transparency. Under the Prime Minister Health Initiative, revamping projects are underway in eight districts. The upgradation is underway in Attock, DG Khan, Jhang, Kasur, Mianwali, Rajanpur, Lodhran and Chiniot. Once these projects are complete, people will be able to utilize good quality health services. Provision of basic health services is the responsibility of the state. Improving capacity of the system was very helpful in combating Corona Pandemic in Punjab. Despite restrictions of Corona Pandemic, Punjab is continuously making progress on improving healthcare services. There is no scarcity of funds in the province. Work on upgradation is underway in different projects. Work is underway on improving services of the health facilities. Work on Mother and Child Hospitals is underway at full pace. We are making all out efforts to complete health facilities across the province.

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