Post graduate doctors being inducted; Minister

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir on Wednesday said the Punjab government was spending hefty amounts for ensuring cheap availability of medicines to people.

“An incentive package is being announced for doctors to work at basic health units (BHUs) across the province,” he added.

Talking to reporter at his Punjab Assembly chamber, the minister said the Punjab government was committed to serve the ailing humanity and was providing complete medical facilities to people at their doorsteps.

He said the Specialized Healthcare Department had taken a revolutionary step by allocating special marks of services at BHUs for induction of postgraduate doctors.

“Hundred more mobile health units are being purchased for providing treatment facilities to patients at their doorsteps,” he added.

To a query, Imran Nazir said a survey was being carried out regarding basic health units, adding that repair of BHUs with poor condition would be started soon and funds had been provided to administrations of BHUs concerned.

The minister said dengue was under control in Punjab because of strong commitment of the government and enthusiastic community participation in anti-dengue activities.

He said qualified and specialized doctors would be appointed at all tehsil headquarters hospitals, adding hefty budget allocations had been made for providing missing facilities in government hospitals.

Imran Nazir said heads of all medical education institutions and medical superintendents of the teaching hospitals had already been directed to ensure provision of medical cover to participants of procession/Majalis Azha.

He said, Punjab TB Control Programme had introduced mobile diagnostic vans for chest screening of industrial workers. He said, these diagnostic vans would visit industrial zones to diagnose TB among labourers and free treatment facilities would be provided to them.