LAHORE: Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid has said that the Punjab government has taken a revolutionary step towards providing the best healthcare facilities to the people under which a road show of Punjab Health Foundation has been organized at Government Emerson College Multan. Health facility cards will be distributed to all 22 million families in Punjab by The private sector in the health sector will also be given incentives in the form of loans. Nawaz Sharif has been declared a fugitive by the court and not by the government. Nawaz Sharif should return home as per his promise and face Pakistani courts and serve his sentence. He expressed these views while talking to the participants and media representatives at the Punjab Health Foundation Roadshow at Government Emerson College Multan today. Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Barrister Nabil Awan, Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Secretary Health South Punjab Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti, MD Punjab Health Foundation Dr Karan Khurshid, Member Punjab Assembly Qasim Khan were present on the occasion. Apart from Wasif Mazhar, Muhammad Saleem, Tariq Abdullah, Ejaz Hussain Janjua, Mian Tariq, Chairman PHA Multan and Prof. Javed Chaudhry, a large number of participants were present. He further said that by the end of this year's financial budget, health facility cards would be distributed to all the families of two divisions Sahiwal and DG Khan and so far 42% health facility cards have been distributed in these two divisions. Rs. 40 billion has been allocated for the availability of health facilities in the sector. Development projects in South Punjab are in full swing. A state-of-the-art Cardiology Hospital is being set up at DG Khan. Funds will be provided soon for the expansion project of Multan Cardiology Hospital. Providing better health facilities to every citizen of Punjab is our responsibility and first priority. Health facility cards will be distributed in phases all over Punjab. There is a huge plan to distribute health facility cards at an initial cost of Rs. 40 billion. A huge amount of Rs 14 billion was allocated last year for free treatment and treatment of Corona virus patients in Punjab. Due to other provinces, the situation of Corona virus in Punjab has improved a lot due to Punjab government. Hospitals have all the resources, including ventilators and beds The federal government has promised to give us an additional Rs. 20 to 22 billion for the delay in the ongoing projects due to corona virus so that the projects can be completed on time. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar want to provide better facilities to the people of the province in the field of health. Work is in full swing on Nishtar II Multan, Cardiology Hospital Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur 200-bed hospital and Mother and Child Hospital in Bahawalnagar. Loans are being provided to job seekers in the health sector through Punjab Health Foundation so that they can earn respectable employment in which the loan term has also been extended on easy terms. Encouragement of Private Doctors Registered in Pakistan Medical Association The people are standing with us under which we will face all the challenges in the field of health together. The parliamentarians present at the event today will spread the message of providing free healthcare facilities in their area. Tributes are paid to the administration, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff for their untiring services during the first wave of Corona virus in Punjab. Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision to fight the first wave of Corona virus in the world's major powers. Appreciated by Punjab Health Foundation Congratulations and congratulations to MD Dr. Karan Khurshid for organizing such a successful roadshow. Punjab Health Foundation has been providing business facilities to the medical professionals for the last 20 years. Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision was to focus on human resources and Punjab Health Foundation has been mobilized for the same. Punjab still has 100% merit. 32,000 doctors have been recruited including 500 mail nurses and 400 pharmacists. The provincial health minister also visited the site of Nishtar II Hospital where the Vice Chancellor Nishtar Medical University briefed the provincial health minister on the progress.
Talking to media persons, Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that Nawaz Sharif, who has become the Prime Minister of the country three times, has been declared a fugitive by the courts and he should return home and face the Pakistani courts after fulfilling his promise. No government has taken interest in the health sector before today. We had cured Nawaz Sharif by treating him. His bail was to be extended based on his medical reports. If Nawaz Sharif's latest medical reports came, the medical board would take a close look at it. You can rest assured that we have a guarantor who will send Nawaz Sharif abroad.
Secretary Health Punjab Barrister Nabil Ahmad Awan on the occasion said that next one year is very important for Punjab Health Department. We will ensure the provision of Health Facility Card to all the families of Punjab through Universal Health Coverage by December 2021. It is a rare opportunity for the private sector to grow. Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman said on the occasion that Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid has revived the Punjab Health Foundation. The road show of Punjab Health Foundation and inauguration of various schemes in South Punjab is of historical significance. MD Punjab Health Foundation Dr. Karan Khurshid on the occasion said that the Minister of Health and other administrations welcome and express special thanks to the Minister of Health for providing immense facilities to the people belonging to the medical field.