LAHORE – Provincial Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique said on Wednesday that the government is set to announce a pro-people budget as more relief and facilities will be given to citizens in the health sector. He was addressing a training workshop as a chief guest, organized by the Department of Primary and Secondary Health Care, here on Wednesday. The minister said it was the duty of everyone in the health sector to make sincere efforts to provide better health care facilities to people. He maintained that the main objective of bringing all stakeholders together was to implement policies unanimously. Salman Rafique said the maternal mortality rate in Pakistan demanded serious action. He said the WHO has always stood with the government to provide better health care facilities to the people. He said the health secretary was working hard to improve the system further.
The government will provide mass facilities in the health sector
Mentioning dengue fever control activities, he said all resources were being used to control dengue fever in the province. He said he would soon visit Rahim Yar Khan and review all the health facilities available to people there. “We need to educate the community because protecting our children from various diseases is the primary responsibility of parents,” he said. The Minister said female health workers play an important role in the services of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). Salman Rafique also praised the effort of the organizers for the organization of the training workshop. Dr. Saeed Akhter, consultant, briefed the workshop participants on the importance of universal health coverage and its goals. DG Health Services Dr Haroon Jahangir, Dr Malik Safih from Ministry of Health, Rana Mushtaq, Dr Jamshiad from WHO, MS from different government hospitals in RY Khan and others were also present.