LAHORE:Minister Labour Punjab Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that labour department is spending Rs. 4.1 billion for the provision of state of the art health care facilities to the labourers and their families. He said that labour department is working on a scheme regarding provision of medical facilities for retired workers and their families by the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution’s hospitals. He said under the proposed scheme an industrial worker along with his employer will deposit their contribution for medical facilities for 20 years and after the retirement the worker, his wife and children below the age of 21 years would be entitled to get all types of medical facilities free of cost from PESSI hospitals.
He express these view while presiding over a meeting regarding provision of medical facility for retired workers and their families by the PESSI hospitals. The meeting was attended by MNA Perveiz Malik, Secretary Labour Hassan Iqbal, Commissioner PESSI Sher Alam Masud, DG Labour and other official attended the meeting. He said that focus of the government is upon primary and protective healthcare so that to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to achieve the targets the community midwifery homes are being established at the far flung areas of the province to provide basic health facilities to child & mother and to look after their health as well as to minimize the maternal & neonatal mortality rate during the child birth. The huge funds are being allocated for the provision of state of the art healthcare facilities to the labourers and their families, he concluded.