Health Minister Khalil Tahir Sindhu on Wednesday said free medicines worth Rs7.53 billion would be provided free of charge at government hospitals.
The health minister said compared to the previous year, allocation of health services 19 percent greater.
He said that the prime responsibility of the administrations of government hospitals was to utilise the funds efficiently.
He directed the Health Department to create a monitoring system for the provision of free medicines to patients. Sindhu said the main purpose of spending billions on upgrading the health sector was to improve the quality of services available to the people. He urged the Health Department, hospital administrations and doctors to work together.
Health Secretary Hassan Iqbal said for the first time the Health Department had created 2,897 jobs for house officers in government hospitals.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2013.
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