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USAID to fund population welfare campgain in Punjab

Lahore:Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, Begum Zakia Shahnawaz has said that Population Welfare Department has started awareness campaign regarding population welfare in the province under which logistic management system is being introduced with the cooperation of USAID and deliver project.

She stated this during departmental briefing of Population Welfare Department in her office, here today. She said that on the international population welfare day, the department has prepaired a comprehensive planning at provincial level under which awareness would be given to couples through seminars and debates and information would be provided about family planning and prosperous family. She said that the reason of un-equality among boys and girls in developing countries is increasing poverty and other problems. She said that practical steps are being taken for reducing the graph of increasing population as the issue of increasing population cannot be controlled without provision of quality health and educational facilities up-to lower level.

Secretary Population Welfare, Altaf Khan during briefing informed that Population Welfare Department is playing its active role in this regard and is engaged in delivering medicines and message of family planning in house to house in the province. He said that besides creating awareness about family planning and small family among the people through publicity campaign, facilities are being provided through centres established at district, tehsil and union council level. He said that 1500 family welfare centers have been set up at union council level which are providing facilities of family planning and health awareness to the people. He further said that department has set up 117 mobile service units where lady doctors along with their staff are providing these facilities to the women by setting up camps.

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