Field medical staff serving in harsh weather praised

CM expresses satisfaction over health outreach initiatives

Our Correspondent May 27, 2024
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Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has expressed satisfaction over thousands of patients having benefited from the 'Field Hospitals' and 'Clinic-on-Wheels' projects in the rural and urban areas of the province.

The chief minister reiterated on Sunday that cancer, TB and hepatitis patients were being provided free medicines at their doorsteps.

"We want to see every citizen of Punjab happy, prosperous and healthy. Every sector's uplift is my priority but I have focused my utmost attention on the improvement of health facilities in the province."

The CM said the efforts of doctors and paramedic staff engaged in providing treatment facilities to the people at their doorsteps in spite of the scorching heat are highly praiseworthy. "I am myself monitoring the provision of health and treatment services to thousands of patients through 'Field Hospitals' and 'Clinic-on-Wheels' projects. My public service spirit gains further strength on seeing fruitful benefits of health reforms.”

She said the government was providing state-of-the-art health facilities where they were found inadequate.

She said upgradation and revamping of health centres and hospitals is ongoing across the province.

"We are undertaking measures so as to make the first government cancer hospital functional in the province. Work has already been launched on the project to establish a complete cardiology and paediatrics block in every district of Punjab,” she said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2024.


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