Poverty elimination from south Punjab govt’s priority: Shehbaz

Quote: “Govt revolutionised health sector by modernising 40 hospitals in different districts to provide high-quality facilities to the patients,” Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif Says new hospitals with latest healthcare facilities are being established across Punjab

Staff Report

Elimination of poverty from South Punjab is the priority of the government, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday.

He said this in a meeting with the Minister of State for Overseas Pakistani Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Siddique Baloch.

He said billions of rupees are being spent on development projects in South Punjab.
Shehbaz said that keeping in view the higher education needs in the region the government has established Khawaja Farid University of Engineering and Technology in Rahim Yar Khan.

Referring to some of the development projects in south Punjab the chief minister said that construction of Muzaffargarh-Dera Ghazi Khan road was in progress. Safe city projects are also underway in Multan and Bahawalpur, he added.

Shahbaz Sharif said PML-N government has introduced the Zeware Taleem and Khadime Punjab Ujala program in the rural areas of the province.
Meanwhile, Radio Pakistan reported that Shehbaz also inaugurated the expansion of Tehsil Headquarter Hospital at Raiwind on Wednesday afternoon.
The hospital has been upgraded from sixty to one hundred beds under the public private partnership.
The hospital is equipped with state of the art facilities including filter clinic, orthopaedic and gynaecology ward, surgery and intensive care unit.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Shehbaz said that the new healthcare facilities will help the locals and patients from the adjoining areas.
He also pointed out that the network of new hospitals being established across the province will provide CT scan, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities, and hepatitis filter clinics.

He said these affordable facilities will also be available at district headquarter hospitals which will ensure easy access for needy patients. “The government modernised 40 hospitals in different districts of the province to provide high-quality facilities to the patients,” he said. We have revolutionised the health sector he added.
The chief minister said that keeping the efficacy of the mobile health units in remote areas, 25 more units have been imported.

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