Pakistan accords high priority to health sector: President Mamnoon


ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that Pakistan accorded high priority to the health sector and was taking all possible steps to improve the healthcare infrastructure as well as to provide quality medical care to the people.

He was speaking to a delegation of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), UK, which was headed by its president Prof Jane Dacre.

The delegation that called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr included Ian Bullock, Prof Ali Jawad, Prof Aamir Ghafoor Khan, Prof Javed Akram and Steve Crump.  Senior officials of the ministry of national health services and senior officers of the President’s Secretariat were also present on the occasion.

The president appreciated the RCP’s partnership with Pakistani doctors and stated that projects like ‘Future Hospital Pakistan’ were going to set an example of patient care with mutual efforts.

He emphasised that together they can make a difference by mitigating the challenges faced by public health. He also urged the delegation to further enhance cooperation with the Pakistani doctors.

The president commended the efforts of the RCP in organising a conference on advance patient care in Pakistan and underscored that such endeavours will be beneficial to raise the standards of medical education in the country.

President Mamnoon congratulated the delegation on RCP’s quincentennial celebration year and wished them a pleasant and comfortable stay in Pakistan.