Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting, here today, in which progress on Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap was reviewed in detail.
Addressing the meeting, the CM said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for reforms in the health sector, which is yielding positive results for improving public health facilities. He said that special steps are being taken for achieving fixed targets for improving public health facilities. He said that besides provision of medicines at basic health centres, attendance of medical officers and concerned doctors, has improved.
Shahbaz Sharif directed that all necessary medicines should be available at basic health centres at every cost and one month’s stock of necessary medicines be kept. He said that special attention should be paid to activating basic health centres of far-flung areas and attendance of medical officers on these centres be further improved. He said that installation of biometric system for attendance should also be considered.
The Chief Minister warned that negligence in provision of basic facilities at basic health centres would not be tolerated. He said that an effective system of punishment and reward is very essential for achieving fixed targets in health department.
Shahbaz Sharif while appreciating the performance of EDOs of Chiniot, Rajanpur, Jhelum and Nankana Sahib for showing best performance in achieving targets fixed under Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap announced to give commendatory certificates to EDOs of these four districts.
He disclosed that the aid in education and health sectors of Punjab has been increased by UK and we are thankful to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the government and people of Britain for increasing assistance.