LAHORE: About 200,000 police officials will go through blood screening tests at camps to be set up in different cities of the province.
A three-day blood camp started in all the district police lines of the province on Tuesday.
Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir inaugurated the camp in the Police Lines Hospital at Qilla Gujjar Singh on Tuesday.
Under the district health convention, around 70,000 police officials will go through blood screening tests in the first phase.
After the inauguration of the blood screening camp, the minister examined the services provided. Talking to the media, Nazir said district health conventions were being organised to create public awareness about different diseases. The blood camps will be set up in different cities of the province till December 11. The minister reiterated that the prevention and cure of diseases was a top priority of the government. “For this purpose, blood screening of all officials of the police department has been started. About 200,000 police officials in the province will be screened for blood in three phases.”
He said that the government hospital police lines Qilla Gujjar Singh would be upgraded and further facilities will be provided in the hospital.
Lahore Lord Mayor Mubashar Javed, CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains, DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf, Additional Secretary (Admin) Dr Farrukh Manzoor, Additional Secretary (Technical) Dr Asim Altaf, CEO Lahore Dr Yadullah and other officials were also present at the event.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2017.