Provision of standard health facilities govt’s top priority: PM

Parvez Jabri December 21, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said provision of standard health facilities and reforms in public sector health institutions, by improving their services, were among the top priorities of the government.

Chairing a meeting of health task force here at the PM Office, he said special focus would be given to expand the country’s export potential in health sector.

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kayani, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Federal Health Secretary Prof Abdul Bari Khan, Dr Faisal Sultan, Dr Raeesa Gul, Mohtarma Shaheen Ghani and others.

The health services minister briefed the prime minister about the steps taken in making improvement and bringing reforms in provision of health facilities in the federal capital.

The meeting deliberated upon making policy to meet growing requirements in nursing field.

The minister also briefed the meeting about progress in amending laws of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Act and Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan Act.

The prime minister directed for completing the process of the proposed amendments within two weeks.

The meeting was also briefed regarding the steps taken for up-gradation of research and laboratories.

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid briefed the prime minister about progress in Medical Teaching Institute Act.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018

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