A delegation of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust (RTEHT) and the Indus Hospital met with the Chief Minister of Punjab, Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, at his office.
The delegation, among others, consisted of the Chairman of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust, Mian Muhammad Ahsan, and the Chairman of the Indus Hospital Health Network, Abdul Karim Paracha.
Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Hafiz Ammar Yasir MPA, Raasikh Elahi and others were also present on the occasion.
The CM approved handing over of the hospitals in Mianwali and Talagang to the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust and the Indus Hospital.
The operational management of the Mother and Child Hospital Mianwali would be given to the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust to be run on Indus Hospital model while the management of the THQ hospital Talagang and Chaudhry Parvez Elahi Hospital would also be handed over to the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust.
The Indus Hospital would ensure operational management of both the hospitals while the Mother and Child Hospital Mianwali and Nursing College would be made operational in partnership with the Indus Hospital and the Health Network, the CM added.
The CM emphasised that the government was providing the best healthcare facilities in partnership with the private sector and added that patients would be given free medicines in government hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of the Government College University Lahore, Dr Asghar Zaidi, also met with the Chief Minister of Punjab, Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, and former federal minister Moonis Elahi at the Chief Minister’s Office and discussed matters pertaining to the promotion of higher education in the province.
The CM called for devising a composite plan to develop the higher education sector according to modern needs, adding that education facilities would be further increased for the GCUL students. The GCU Lahore was a distinguished institution, and its problems would be resolved on a priority basis, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2022.
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