Punjab to provide funds to Quetta’s cardiac facility

Published: October 5, 2019
Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said the Punjab government would provide financial assistance for construction of the Balochistan Cardiac Centre, the first such facility for heart patients in Balochistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 29 performed the groundbreaking of the project at the Quetta-Zhob Dual Carriageway and said the Pakistan Army, as well as the federal and Balochistan governments, would work together on the project.

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During a meeting held at Lahore’s Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department on Thursday, Dr Yasmin Rashid said the Punjab Health Department would also provide financial assistance in the construction of the Balochistan Cardiac Centre.

“Modern training would be provided to the doctors of Balochistan in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology,” she told the meeting attended by Secretary Specialised Health and Medical Education Department Momin Agha, Special Secretary Nadir Ch, Additional Secretary Development Asif Tufail, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti, Dr Sohail Saqlain and officers of Planning and Development. 

Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2019.

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