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Minister for promoting breastfeeding

Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Kh Imran Nazir has directed authorities concerned to ensure inscription of message highlighting the importance of breastfeeding on packets/tins of formula milk.  Chairing meeting of Breastfeeding Board on Wednesday, he said that manufacturing companies were bound to publish such messages under the Breast Feeding Act 2017. Additional Secretary Technical Dr Asim Altaf, Director IRMNCH Dr Mukhtar Hussain Syed, focal person for the Board Asima Mansoor and other members attended the meeting. Kh Imran Nazir directed the Labour Department to ensure facility of breast feeding corners in the industrial units for female workers with minor children. Meanwhile, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department and Shifa Foundation/Al-Shifa International signed a deal for cooperation in preparing guidelines and evolving system for implementation of Minimum Service Delivery Standards at DHQ/THQ Hospitals.   Shifa Foundation will extend cooperation for the capacity building of doctors and other staff and provide guidelines and evolve a system for accreditation of Joint Commission International (JCI) to DHQ hospital Attock. –Staff Reporter


Seminar on breast cancer at FJMU

A seminar on multidisciplinary management of breast cancer was held at Fatima Jinnah Medical University  (FJMU). Guest speaker from US Prof Dr Muhammad Jahanzaib – Prof of Clinical Medicine, Hematology-Oncology from University of Miami – discussed the treatment of breast cancer.  He said early diagnose of disease is most important factor for better treatment of disease. He shared his experiences with audience.  Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Vice Chancellor of FJMU, said such seminars are importance for prevention of this disease.  Chief guest Prof Mussarat Nisar, President of AFJOG, highlighted the important of seminar for teaching and training of doctors and quality patient care.  Prof Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Director Medical Education thanked the speakers and audience and mentioned that such continued medical education activities will continue and are need of coming time for quality training and service delivery.  –Staff Reporter


Widows get financial help

Lahore SSP (Administration) Rana Ayaz Saleem Wednesday distributed Rs10 million among widows of six policemen.  The widows were given the cheques at a simple ceremony held at the office of the SSP (Administration). SSP Ayaz said that Lahore Police had introduced an SMS service under the Welfare Eye software project to facilitate the families of martyrs and police officials who died during their services. The officer also directed his staff to remain in touch with the families to ensure timely help and financial assistance to the families. The widows appreciated the efforts of CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains and SSP Admin Rana Ayaz Saleem for taking care of the families of martyred cops.–Staff Reporter


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