Published On: Fri, May 22nd, 2020
Published in Category: Islamabad

Health care system of country required reformation with particular focus on disease prevention: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the health care system of the country required reformation with particular focus on disease prevention as the concept of disease management was changing in the world from curative to preventive.

He stated this during a presentation given by the Vice Chancellor of Health Services Academy (HSA), Dr. Assad Hafeez, here on Thursday. The Vice Chancellor highlighted the initiatives taken by Health Services Academy with regard to development of technical and operational guidelines, training of health care workers and academic programs being offered by the Academy.

The President asked the Vice Chancellor to produce public health leadership and take measure to provide online courses to health professionals. He also directed the Management of the HSA to improve liaison and coordination with the provincial health departments so that they could benefit of the expertise of Health Services Academy.

Meanwhile a delegation of Real Estate Consultant Association (RECA), led by President Federation of Realtors, Sardar Tahir Mehmood, called on President Dr. Arif Alvi, at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The delegation apprised the President about the problems and challenges being faced by the real estate sector in the country. The participants informed that the real estate sector had badly been affected by recession and the current Covid pandemic and sought government support in this regard.

While talking to the delegation, the President said that the government had already taken measures to help this sector by announcing incentivised package for construction industry. He further stated that establishment of Real Estate Regulatory Authority would help facilitate and strengthen the real estate sector.

The delegation comprised of Sardar Tahir Mehmood, President Federation of Realtors, M. Ahsan Malik, VP Punjab Federation of Realtors, Zulqarnanin Abbasi, Executive Member, Brig (Retd) M. Sher Anwar, Patron-in-Chief, Real Estate Consultant Association, Farrukh Riaz, President Real Estate Consultants Association, DHA, Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Maj (Retd) Ahmed Nadeem Qasim, VP Real Estate Consultants Association, DHA, Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Zahid Rafiq, General Secretary Islamabad Estate Agents Association, Israr ul Haq, Executive Member Islamabad Estate Agents Association, Saad Khan, President Real Estate Agents Association B-17 Taxila, and Syed Tansir Bokhari, Vice President Pakistan Tax Bar Council.

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