Ample stock of life-saving drugs available: minister

Our Correspondent
Friday, May 24, 2024

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir has said that the initiatives taken by Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz for the health department are being completed rapidly.

The health department is actively pursuing early completion of revamping 2,500 primary health centers and 300 rural health units. All the indicators are being monitored to improve the performance of the government hospitals in terms of providing medical facilities.

The minister expressed these views while presiding over a weekly review meeting of the health department which reviewed the initiatives of the chief minister, ongoing projects and supply of medicines in hospitals.

Field hospitals, clinics on wheels and health facilities available under the programme were also reviewed in detail.

The minister said that he would visit Rawalpindi soon. He said that there is ample stock of life-saving medicines, including tetanus in the government hospitals.

Khawaja Imran Nazir directed the Drug Control Wing to keep a close watch on the elements causing shortage of medicines in the markets.

He said that family planning and other training of lady health workers and lady health visitors would be completed by June 30. Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan, Special Secretary Muhammad Iqbal, DG Health Sciences Dr Ilyas Gondal, Director EPI Dr Mukhtar Awan, PD IRMNCH Dr Khalil and Additional Secretary Drug Control Dr Qalandar Khan and others attended the meeting.