Health Minister Wants New and Advanced Courses in Professional Degrees 

Lahore, February 01, 2022 (PPI-OT):Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid reviewed progress of ongoing development projects in the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department here on Friday. The Health Minister chaired the meeting through video link whereas present in the meeting were Special Secretary Development Dr. Farrukh Naveed, Shahzad Leghari, Noorul Ain and other officials.

The Health Minister reviewed key development projects. The project cost and ancillary matters were discussed with the Indus hospital team. The Health Minister said, “Through Naya Pakistan Qomi Sehat card services will be provided at Indus hospital. Our project with Indus hospital will be reviewed every three months.

Last year, all nursing schools were upgraded to nursing colleges. We will increase male quota in nursing colleges from 10 to 50 per cent. Currently a stipend of Rs. 31000 is being to each student at Nursing Colleges. Courses on anaesthesia technologists, lab technologists and Operation Theatre Technologists must be ensured in all colleges.

These professional degrees are essential for improved services in hospitals. Under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, top quality services are being provided to people through Sehat Cards. More and more private hospitals are being empanelled. For the first time in history, such a large wide range of projects have been introduced in health. We are completing record number of projects in the health sector.”

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86
Website: www.punjab.gov.pk

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