Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has strongly condemned firing at security forces in South Waziristan and paid tributes to the valour of martyred Capt. Abdullah Zafar. He has extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and said that Capt. Abdullah Zafar bravely fought with the terrorists and sacrificed his life for the country. The nation is proud of the immortal sacrifice of Capt. Abdullah Zafar, the CM added.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the citizens should take care of their health and the cardiac patients should, particularly, be more careful in the wake of the corona. In his message, the CM maintained that the risk of the cardiac attack has increased after the corona and it is imperative to take care of cardiac health along with taking other measures to remain safe from different diseases. The adoption of a healthy lifestyle and the use of simple food is the best safety measure to avoid cardiac diseases, he added. Usman Buzdar asserted that people should also avoid harmful habits like smoking to keep their hearts healthy. Meanwhile, the government ensured to take steps for the cardiac patients during the coronavirus pandemic and added that such patients are provided with the best treatment facilities through Sehat Insaf Cards. Meanwhile, patients from all the provinces will equally benefit from the facility of DG Khan Institute of Cardiology and the government is also deliberating about setting up more cardiology institutes to provide the best treatment facilities to the doorsteps of the patients, concluded the CM.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to give practical shape to economic zones project without delay adding that making Punjab an industrial hub is his mission. He was presiding over a meeting at his office to review progress on the establishment of special economic zones. Secretary industries department briefed the participants about the establishment of special economic zones and industrial estates. Addressing the meeting, the CM stated the process of the approval of establishing nine economic zones is completed and practical steps are underway now. The economic zones will not only usher in the industrial revolution but will also provide more than 17 lakh job opportunities to the needy, he added. Similarly, more than 807 billion rupees investment is also expected in the economic zones. The interest of the investors in purchasing industrial plots is encouraging, he remarked. He disclosed that Bahawalpur industrial estate will soon be inaugurated while JW China-Pakistan Special Economic Zone will be established at Raiwind Road over an area of 161.5 acres in collaboration with the private sector. The CM expressed the satisfaction that the Industrial City Faisalabad, Allama Iqbal Industrial Estate and value-added special economic zone projects will promote trade and investment in the province. Rs 50 billion investment and 1.25 lakh jobs are expected through Rahim Yar Khan Industrial Estate as the government will provide every possible incentive in special economic zones and industrial estates, concluded the CM. Provincial Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht, Advisor Dr Salman Shah, Chairman P&D, secretaries of C&W and finance departments and others attended the meeting.
The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party approved six development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs. 35,701.468 million. These schemes were approved in the 8th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2020-21 presided over the Chairman P&D Board Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh. Provincial Secretary P&D Imran Sikandar Baloch, all Members of the Planning & Development Board, Provincial Secretaries of concerned departments, Senior Chief (Coord) Javed Latif, Assistant Chief Coordination Shahid Idrees and other senior representatives of the relevant Provincial Departments also attended the meeting. Mr Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, Chairman P&D Board, emphasised on the importance of health initiatives in development portfolio of the province. He also reiterated that health projects should be prioritised to deter the existing health crisis in Punjab. The approved development schemes included as Establishment of Hospital Waste Management System in Lahore (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 137.327 million, Establishment of 250 Bedded Mother & Child Hospital, Sialkot at the cost of Rs. 5173.530 million, Establishment of 200 Bedded Mother & Child Hospital and Nursing College in District Layyah at the cost of Rs. 5747.790 million, Establishment of 200 Bedded Mother & Child Hospital and Nursing College in District Rajanpur at the cost of Rs. 8722.370 million, Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn & Child Health (IRMNCH) & Nutrition Program (Phase-III) at the cost of Rs. 6420.451 million and Punjab Rogar Programme at the cost of Rs. 9500.00 million.
Punjab Institute of Neurosciences' Nurses Squad has added 268 new charge nurses of Grade 16, bringing the total number of nurses in the institute to 412. In honor of the newly appointed nurses a ceremony was held where Executive Director, PINS Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood said that this Institute is a state-of-the-art and specialized Institute for the treatment of Neuro diseases in the region where every patient is highly sensitive. In addition to the administration, doctors and nurses of the Institute have special importance for the treatment and care of patients while nursing staff and Paramedics also have to perform their duties with utmost vigilance. Therefore, the newly recruited nurses have to face a special challenge in this regard, Prof. Khalid added. He said that everyone working in PINS have to be ready all the time and this addition of nurses would play a positive role in work force here. Prof. Mahmood claimed that doctors as well as nurses are very important in the medical field which becomes more important for the patients suffering from Neuro and accident cases. MS PINS Dr. Ali Razzaq, Nursing Superintendent Razia Shamim and a large number of nurses were present on this occasion. Razia Shamim said that nurses must right their signatures, biometric attendance number and ward name instead of mobile phone number on applications to resolve their official matters. She said that the common responsibility of all of us is to provide better facilities to the patients and keep the medicines and medical charts updated in time. Special attention must also be paid to providing environment in accordance with the principles of the Institution, she added. ED PINS Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood said that the nurses recruited on merit from the Punjab Public Service Commission are fully equipped with professionalism and they are expected to do their best to fulfill their official responsibilities as well. The service of patients will be a great means of gaining the pleasure of Allah along with the performance of Government duties and all the people associated with the medical field will earn their world as well as the hereafter. Prof. Mahmood said that today like other departments there is also an era of specialization in the field of nursing and it is impossible to reach a higher level of professionalism without higher education, so it is important for nurses to set aside a certain amount of their income for their better education. He asked the newcomers that they are fortunate to have started their career from PINS that is recognized globally for its quality of neurosurgery and neurology treatment and we are all together. The name of this institution has to be kept bright while maintaining this standard, Prof. Khalid Mehmood concluded. On this occasion, the nurses expressed their determination to work with the best performance and full dedication in this Institution.