LAHORE - Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir has said that government is committed to providing modern health facilities to the people of Punjab for which maximum resources are being spent.

He said that Rs260 billion allocation for health sector by Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif is the reflection of his people-friendly policies.

The minister said revamping of DHQ hospital Kasur will be completed very soon through which latest health facilities would be available at local level.

He stated this while visiting District Headquarters Hospital Kasur accompanied by Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan.

Imran also inspected the newly installed CT scan machine in the hospital. He said that Punjab government was spending huge funds for the provision of health facilities. He said that emergencies of the hospitals were being improved, provision of free medicines has been ensured in the hospitals.

He said that on the direction of Chief Minister, free ambulance service had been launched for pregnant rural women. Moreover, free diagnosis, treatment and provision of medicines for hepatitis patients are also being ensured.

The minister said that launching of mobile health units, revamping of district headquarters and tehsil headquarters hospitals, training and capacity building of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff and their availability in the hospitals were the few historic initiatives taken by the present government.

Health Minister urged upon the doctors, nurses and paramedics to discharge their duties with the spirit of humanitarian service with honesty and professional dedication.

Later, Imran visited newly-constructed emergency block, CT Scan machine and the wards of the hospital. He inquired after the health of the patients and listened to their problems. Imran Nazir expressed satisfaction over the ongoing construction/development work in the hospital, cleanliness and security arrangements.