LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said that provision of modern medical facilities can be ensured to every person of the society without any discrimination by improving health sector through collective wisdom, determination and joint efforts.

While addressing 47th convocation of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan at the Faletti’s , the newly elected CM said that Punjab government is introducing health insurance card to provide the best treatment facilities

 Members National and Provincial Assembly, Secretary Health, Principals, Vice Chancellors, doctors and the persons associated with medical profession attended the function in large numbers. President CPSP Prof Zafarullah Chaudhary presented address of welcome.

The CM said that we have to improve healthcare system and make this scheme successful jointly. He said that the challenge of improving health sector is accepted and we have to improve the medical facility through joint efforts. He said that doctors are associated with a noble profession and they should not spare any effort in service to ailing humanity. He said that doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and the persons associated with medical profession rendered commendable services during flood, earthquake and dengue and saved precious lives. He said that measles would be fought with the same spirit to protect the children. He said that steps are being taken on war footing to control measles as protecting innocent children from measles is our duty.

Shahbaz Sharif said that it was an honor for him to participate in the function of Masihas of the nation. He said after assuming the office of Chief Minister participation in the function of doctors first is a proof of his commitment that health sector is the top priority of Punjab government.

He said that despite having no knowledge and much experience about dengue our doctors, nurses and paramedical staff displayed best performance and saved thousands of precious lives in natural calamities including dengue.