Thirty-four per cent of the provincial allocation for health would be spent in the south Punjab, Provincial Minister for Health Khalil Tahir Sindhu said on Thursday.
He was talking to reporters during a visit to the construction site of the 50-bed Turkish Hospital.
Sindhu said the hospital was a gift from Turkey for the people of Muzaffargarh. He hoped the Turkish government would continue its cooperation with Pakistan in various sectors.
The minister said that hospitals would be upgraded, doctors would be appointed and laboratories set up at all the hospitals in the region. He said the government was working on war-footing to improve the health services and control the challenges it currently faced.
He said steps were being taken to contain the measles epidemic. He said he was certain that the anti-measles campaign in the province would be successful. Health Secretary Hassan Iqbal and district coordination officer Qazi Zafar Iqbal were also present.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2013.
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