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Dr Yasmin reviews progress on PM Health Initiative, MHUs

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LAHORE – Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid reviewed progress on Prime Minister Health Initiative and the Mobile Health Units (MHUs) at a meeting of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department here on Tuesday.  Present in the meeting were Secretary PSH Captain (retired), Usman Younis, Additional Secretary Development PSH Omar Farooq Alvi, Professor Javed Chaudhry and senior department officials.  The Health Minister said, “Under the Prime Minister Health Initiative the upgradation work is underway in eight districts of the province that are: Attock, Mianwali, Chiniot, Kasur, Lodhran, Jhang, DG Khan and Rajanpur.  Through Mobile Health Units, screening for Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB will be initiated besides initiatives for improvement on EPI indicators.  In accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, best possible facilities shall be provided to far flung areas. Through Mobile Health Units, registered patients of Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and TB shall be provided free medicines as well. We are trying to upgrade all BHUs to 24/7 model.  Roadmap for development indicators in 11 districts under the Punjab Human Capital Investment Project with the support of the World Bank was also reviewed. According to vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar we want to provide top quality health facilities to all household of Punjab.”

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