Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021
Published in Category: Lahore

CM chairs meeting about health sector reforms

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has chaired a meeting about the health department at his office on Monday.

He was also briefed about departmental performance, universal health coverage programme and amendments in autonomous medical institutions act.

Addressing the meeting, the CM said the provincial government has decided to give universal health coverage cards to every citizen of the province by December 2021.

It is a revolutionary step of the PTI government as such a wonderful programme has not been introduced by any previous government, he added.

The CM gave in-principle approval to necessary amendments in the autonomous medical institutions act to streamline the appointment of principals and medical superintendents of medical institutions and to deal with other matters.

Effective monitoring will improve performance along with streamlining the appointment of work charge employees.

The CM maintained the universal health coverage programme will provide free quality healthcare facilities and announced to further extend the scope of mother and child hospitals to Rajanpur, Layyah, Attock and Sialkot.

The PTI government was establishing modern hospitals in backward areas to provide quality healthcare to the locals at their doorsteps as the past governments ignored far-flung areas, he continued.

Provincial ministers Raja Basharat, Dr Yasmeen Rashid, health secretaries and others attended the meeting.