Facilities for mother, child health promised

Four special units to be constructed in hospital block, says minister

APP January 23, 2022


Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said that all health facilities for mother and child will be provided under one roof at the ‘Mother and Child Block’, Ganga Ram Hospital.

The minister said this while chairing an important meeting of the Steering Committee of Ganga Ram Mother and Child Block at the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department on Saturday.  Dr Yasmin said that different units would be set up on the recommendations of the steering committee.

She said that an advisory group will also be constituted soon for the Mother and Child Block at the hospital.

The minister said that the work on the block will be completed on time to provide health facilities to the citizens.

The minister said that there will be four special units in the Mother and Child Block.

Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Ahmed Javed Qazi, Special Secretary Mohammad Ajmal Bhatti, Special Secretary Dr Asif Tufail, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Professor Amir Zaman Khan, MD Children Hospital Dr Mohammad Salim, and MS Ganga Ram Hospital Dr Athar were also present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the minister urged all family heads to get their record updated at NADRA so they could get Sehat Cards on time. She was addressing a Naya Pakistan Qomi Sehat Cards distribution ceremony among residents of UC 71 in NA 125. Dr. Yasmin said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had provided health insurance coverage worth Rs1 million to every family of Punjab.

She said that the people were praying for the prime minister for the great service.

She said that thousands of families were utilising free healthcare services under the Sehat Sahult Programme.

The minister said that 1200 people had availed cardiac surgery facility in Lahore division alone worth Rs120 million since January 1.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2022.


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