Lahore - Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that necessary steps would be taken to remove apprehensions of family physicians over Health Care Commission (HCC).

He was addressing the awards-distribution ceremony under the aegis of Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP). He lauded the role of family physicians in the campaign against dengue. He said the Punjab govt had launched its policy against quackery and the people would witness its positive results soon.

Punjab Population Welfare Minister Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Agriculture Minister Farukh Javed, Labour Secretary (Capt) Muhammad Yousuf, MPA Tariq Gill, DG Health Dr Zahid Pervaiz, AIOU VC Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi, Prof Manzoor Ahmed, FPAP President Dr Tariq Mian, Senior Vice President Dr Saeed, General Secretary Tahir Chaudhry, Prof Dr Sarwar, Prof Imtiaz Rasool, Dr Ahmed Naveed Bhatti, Prof Iftikhar Ahmed, Prof Mehmood Malik, Prof Rehana Malik, Prof Suhail Chughtai, Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof Javed Akram, Dr Samina, Dr Naheed Nadim, Dr Awais Qarni, Dr Ataur Rehman Butt, Dr Sohaib Ahmed, Prof Riaz Bhatti, Dr Farhat Noman, Dr Misbah-ul-Arifeen, Prof Amjad, Dr Shoaib, Muhammad Tanzeel, Asif, Rohail, other prominent political as well as social figures, journalists and a large number of doctors attended the ceremony.

Leading singers and comedians, including Humaira Channa and Khalil Haider, amused the participants at the musical night held on this occasion. Doctors, journalists and social workers were awarded shields for the services rendered by them at its annual conference held in January this year.