Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that leveling false allegations against Punjab government is part of Pervaiz Elahi’s strategy as he is perturbed over the successful policies of Pakistan Muslim League-N government in Punjab.
Commenting on the statement of Pervaiz Elahi, Khawaja Salman Rafique said that Punjab government did not register any fake case against any doctor instead protection of job was given to more than six thousand health professionals by regularizing their services who were recruited on contract by Pervaiz Elahi. Furthermore, four-tier service structure was introduced for general cadre and specialist cadre in 2009, he added. He further said that present government has made record promotions of the doctors and only in the current year, more than two thousand doctors have been promoted to next grade.
Khawaja Salman Rafique said that Pervaiz Elahi has personal grudge with PML-N that is why he is unable to see the development activities being carried out in the Punjab. He further said that Pervaiz Elahi talked about Wazirabad but unable to see the four medical colleges set up for the promotion of medical education in the province. He disclosed that 410-bed hospital in Bahawalpur, 200-bed hospital in Shahdarah, Lahore and Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology are also out of the sight of Pervaiz Elahi. Khawaja Salman Rafique further said that mobile health units are providing medical facilities to thousands of people in Southern Punjab and the so-called claimants of rights of Southern Punjab should laud the role of health units providing medical facilities to the people there.