Fighting hepatitis: Free medicines for patients at home

Published: March 29, 2017

LAHORE: A comprehensive programme has been prepared to provide medicines to hepatitis patients at home, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Tuesday.

The chief minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review progress on improvement of the healthcare system and provision of better medical facilities to the people.

He also approved the purchase of incinerators for hospitals in all 36 districts of the province and ordered private hospitals to follow the procedures of dumping medical waste properly. “Measures should be reviewed to provide medicines to heart patients at their homes.

This programme is a great service to patients and it will also reduce burden of hospitals,” he added. Shehbaz said the Punjab government was establishing a modern warehouse to store medicines.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2017.

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