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Collective efforts behind great success: CM

By Our Correspondent
February 13, 2024

LAHORE:Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi inaugurated the expansion and upgrade project of the state-of-the-art Medicine Warehouse at Gurumangat Road, Gulberg on Monday.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi inaugurates the state-of-the-art Medicine Warehouse at Gurumangat Road, Gulberg in this still on February 12, 2024. — Facebook/Chief Minister Punjabs Updates
Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi inaugurates the state-of-the-art Medicine Warehouse at Gurumangat Road, Gulberg in this still on February 12, 2024. — Facebook/Chief Minister Punjab's Updates

Mohsin Naqvi underscored the importance of bureaucratic efficiency, acknowledging the collective effort of his team in achieving success. The chief minister stressed the importance of maintaining stability for Pakistan's development and the welfare of its citizens, expressing hope for ongoing progress and prosperity under the next administration.

Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi commended the performance of the Health Secretary and his team, affirming the optimal utilisation of resources for enhancing the healthcare sector. He highlighted the significant results achieved through government initiatives aimed at improving the health sector.

He highlighted the substantial cost savings anticipated through the establishment of the new warehouse, emphasising the need for robust storage facilities to mitigate risks such as fire incidents witnessed in various hospitals. With the new warehouse boasting 1.740m square feet of space, the province is poised to effectively manage its annual procurement of medicines valued at 40 billion rupees, he added.

During his visit, the chief minister inspected the facility and reviewed the process of storing medicines. Naqvi expressed his satisfaction with the meticulous attention to international standards in medication storage.

Secretary health provided a comprehensive briefing on the project's expansion and upgrade, emphasising the importance of maintaining international standards in medicine storage for safe and timely distribution.

Provincial Ministers Dr Jamal Nasir, Amir Mir, secretary health, secretary communication and works, commissioner Lahore division and other relevant officials attended the inaugural ceremony.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi inaugurated the new office of Commissioner Lahore, housed in the former naval war college building in GOR-1.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi inspected different sections of the refurbished building and noted that the office has been relocated to an easily accessible location. He urged government officials to maintain an open-door policy, fostering accessibility and transparency for the public.

The commissioner informed that a state-of-the-art monitoring and control room has also been set up. Previously situated in a rented building, the commissioner's office had faced challenges such as parking constraints and limited office space, he maintained.

IG police, SMBR, ACS, DG Walled City of Lahore Authority and others were also present. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has paid rich tributes to the courageous policemen who had thwarted a terrorist attack on the Qabool Khel checkpost in Mianwali, adding that the provincial government will fully encourage the brave policemen.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi commended the valor displayed by the policemen, adding that the nation is proud of the brave policemen who have, once again, etched a remarkable chapter of courage and gallantry. He hailed the police jawans as the heroes of the nation, emphasizing that the nation reveres the bravery demonstrated by them.