The third health advisory meeting was held in the Department of Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education

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No.1564/Hammad/Mujahid

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Lahore. June 10: The third health advisory meeting was held in the Department of Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education under the chairmanship of Provincial Health Ministers Khawaja Salman Rafique and Khawaja Imran Nazir. Provincial Health Ministers Khawaja Salman Rafique and Khawaja Imran Nazir reviewed the valuable suggestions and opinions of experts for improving the health system. Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan gave a briefing on public health projects at the division level.

Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique expressed his gratitude and said that he thanks all the experts for giving valuable suggestions and opinions for the improvement of the health system of Punjab. We are working day and night to provide better health facilities to the people. We have to increase the efficiency of small government hospitals to reduce the rush of patients in big hospitals. We have to address the shortcomings in service delivery. Referral system in government hospitals has to be improved. The purpose of setting up a think tank here is to give relief to the people. We are working to provide better health facilities to people at their doorstep. Conducting clinical audit in government hospitals will also improve the situation. There will be no compromise on the quality of treatment in government hospitals. The health department will be active against black sheeps. We want to make 2024 the year of operational improvement in government hospitals.

Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir said that the improvement of the health system can be guaranteed in the presence of experienced experts. We are working on a war footing to improve the health system. Dr. Urooj Fatima Gilani, Uzmi from P&D, Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan, Special Secretaries Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Raja Mansoor Ahmed and Mohammad Iqbal, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Prof. Mahmood Ayaz, Additional Secretary Technical Dr. Hafiz Shahid Latif, Noor Al-Ain Qureshi from finance department, Dr. Adnan Khan from Sharif Medical Hospital, Dr. Zahid Parvez, Prof. Ali Ayaz Sadiq, Dr. Naeem Majeed and others participated. Health Advisor Dr. Azhar Mehmood Kayani, Professor Farqad Alamgir, Haroon Latif, Shahab Khawaja, Saira Iftikhar and others participated in the meeting through video link conference.

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No.1565/Hammad/Mujahid

HANDOUT (A)

Lahore. June 10:

Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique reached Mayo Hospital to visit the patients injured in the fire incident in Begum kot Factory Area Shahdara. Khawaja Salman Rafique visited the patients and directed the administration to provide better facilities. Vice Chancellor Professor Mahmood Ayaz was also accompanied by the Health Minister. The concerned doctors informed the details of the medical facilities provided to the patients.

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