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Lahore

May 16, 2018

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‘Mega health projects launched in South Punjab’

‘Mega health projects launched in South Punjab’

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique Tuesday said mega projects had been completed in Southern Punjab and reforms were introduced in health sector.

According to a handout, Khawaja Salman was chairing a meeting of syndicate of Nishter Medical University. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ijaz Masood, Prof Dr Sami Akhtar, Prof Mustafa Kamal Pasha, Dr Ghulam Mustafa, Dr Abdul Rehman Qureshi, Member Punjab Assembly Rana Tahir Bashir, Mazhar Abbas Raan and other members of the syndicate attended the meeting.

The committee approved the adoption of rules of King Edward Medical University for the Nishter Medical University. Different matters regarding the financial and administrative agenda were also discussed in the meeting. Khawaja Salman said government introduced health reforms not only in teaching hospitals but also in the DHQ and THQ hospitals.

The hospitals have been equipped with modern technology. He said provision of quality medicines in the hospitals, up-gradation of the health facilities, cold chain management in the warehouses and setting up Regional Blood Centers were few examples of the health sector reforms agenda of Punjab government.

Teaching faculty of the medical institutions, doctors, nurses and administrative staff of the hospitals and paramedics were the backbone of the healthcare delivery system, he said.

Minister said the government was working on the incentive packages for medical teachers and it was under consideration that medical teachers should not be transferred after promotion so the vacuum of faculty in the medical colleges could not be created.

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