Shehbaz vows to end shortage of beds in hospitals

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said beds will be placed in the private hospitals from the government resources to provide health facilities to the masses. Presiding over a meeting yesterday, the chief minister commended the Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance ...

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