ISLAMABAD: The special assistant to the Prime Minister of National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza, said Thursday that the provision of basic health services for the masses is the top priority of the government in office, ARY News reported.
Chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad, Zafar Mirza said the government is working on several projects to protect people from various diseases.
Earlier on January 14, the Punjab Minister of Health, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, had ordered the Department of Primary and Secondary Health Care to accelerate the pace of work on ongoing projects.
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In chairing a high-level meeting, Dr. Yasmin Rashid conducted a comprehensive review of the status of new and renovating projects of existing facilities.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid had said: “The Government is spending Rs8bn in improving the facilities of primary and secondary level. The improvement at primary and secondary level will speed up the provision of services and reduce the burden on tertiary care centers. “