Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir has said that TEHFAZ E SEHAT camps are being established in 725 health facilities across the province. He said that 08 lacs people will be screened in these 6 days starting from 19 Feb to 24 Feb. Minister said that Punjab Government is providing free test and screening of hepatitis B, C, TB, AIDS and Diabetes. He said that Government is committed to provide free health facilities to the people at their door step. Khawaja Imran Nazir requested the citizens that they should benefit from free test facility by visiting these campuses in order to protect their health. He expressed these views while addressing the Special Meeting on arrangements of 2nd health week here today. Secretary PSHD and other Health officials attended the meeting. On this occasion, Khawaja Imran Nazir said that purpose of celebrating Health Week is to provide free of cost medicines and test facilities to the people. He said that the primary and secondary health care department is providing free medicine of worth Rs. 12 billion to hepatitis B, C, TB and AIDS patients. Khawaja Imran Nazir directed that all the CEOs, MS and other officers should take every possible effort to make health week successful. He said that he along with Secretary Ali jan khan will visit various districts to monitor the health week. Minister also assigned special duties to officers for monitoring health week. While addressing the meeting, Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan said that department has provided logistics, medicines and vaccinations regarding Health Week to all districts. He said that department will not tolerate any kind of negligence during this week.
Under the aegis of Pakistan Society of Gastro & Intralogy 34th Annual Conference would be held from 21 to 25 February in Lahore. This “Gastro Summit 2018 " would continue for 5 days and would be international kind of event where this medical conference will be addressed by medical experts. National and international delegates would deliver lectures on diseases of stomach and lever and share their experiences and research. Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof. Dr. Ghias un Nabi Tayyab disclosing this said that apart from Pakistan this Conference will be attended by Medical Experts from USA, UK, Turkey, India, Afghanistan and Canada and for the first time this conference would be telecast through web and in 5 cities doctors can benefit out of it while sitting home. He told that this platform would provide an opportunity to enhance the capabilities of under training doctors and para medical staff. Prof. Ghias un Nabi Tayyab told that before this conference workshops would also take place which would cover Endoscopy, EUS, RFA, Histo Pathology and other departments. It is mentionable that Principal PGMI and Ameer Uddin Medical College Prof. Ghias un Nabi Tayyab is Patron in Chief of this international conference while Dr. Israr ul Haq Toor is the main Organizer of this important event. In this Conference 13 sessions would take place and in the history for the first time research papers would be read in such a large number. Medical experts are giving much importance to this international event and calling it useful as well.
Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Kh. Salman Rafique presided over a meeting regarding expansion of services of Regional Blood Centers Multan and Bahawalpur. Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Kh. Imran Nazir, Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan, Special Secretary SH&ME Dr. Sajid Chouhan, Dr. Abdul Bari of Indus Trust hospital, Mian Ahsen of Rajub Tayyub Erdgan, Secretary Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority Dr. Mohammad Ather, Director IBTS Dr. Zafar Iqbal, members of the trust and other concerned officers of both the Health Departments attended the meeting. The meeting discussed the measures and the plans for the provision of high quality blood and blood products to more areas from Regional Blood Centers was considered. Various measures to widen the areas of services provision were decided. Kh. Salman Rafiqu said that more areas of South Punjab being linked with Regional Blood Centers. The meeting approved Establishment of more Regional Blood Centers in Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi. Ministers for Health explained that Government is linking more areas with RBCs for providing international standard safe and healthy blood and blood products to all needy patients. Kh. Salman Rafique said that RBCs of international standards would helpful to eradicate the business of substandard and inadequate blood banks from the Province.
Punjab Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Rana Sana Ullah Khan has said that the Punjab Forensic Lab has played key role in bringing justice to the culprit of Zainab murder case. He said that the identification process of the culprit was only possible due to the Forensic Lab. He said that the scientific evidence in this case was so strong that the culprit could not escape.
Rana Sana Ullah Khan said that Forensic Lab has brought many positive revolutionary changes in the investigation process of police. He further added that only due to these changes in investigation process not only the culprit of Zainab murder reached at its end but also the arrest of the culprit of Asma of Mardan became possible.
Services of foreign companies will be sought for non-clinical including Janitorial, laundry & housekeeping management of the Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute & Research Centre (PKLI). A road-show was arranged by the delegation headed by Secy. Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education (SH&ME) Punjab Najam Ahmad Shah, which was attended by top-level companies of Turkey having long experience in providing janitorial, Pest control, laundry, catering & other services. Secy. Najam Ahmad Shah said that the purpose of the road-show was to attract Turkish companies & investors to provide services at PKLI & other mega institutes of Punjab. He added that PKLI is besides; being a hospital of international standards will also be a research centre where educational & teaching facilities will be provided as per international standards. He said services of janitorial, hygiene, housekeeping, pest control, laundry & other non-clinical departments at the institute would be outsourced to the companies & organisations having vast experiences in such fields. The delegation of SH&ME department included officers of Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab (IDAP) along with representatives of PKLI.