Lahore: Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that system is being improved for rapid promotions of doctors of all cadres in the Health Department and a roadmap for 20 to 25 years for the promotions of doctors would be announced very soon. He further said that during the last one and a half year, bulk promotions of the doctors have been carried out.
He said this while, addressing the concluding session of Clinical Symposium on diabetics, at Lahore General Hospital. He said that government will protect the rights of doctors, nurses and paramedics for improving health delivery system. He stressed that the main objective of all such reforms in the Health Department is to minimize the difficulties of patients and to provide standard health facilities to them in government hospitals. He said that besides, enhancing medical facilities, government is more focusing on prevention side. He said that by preventing diseases, the disease burden on the hospitals also be reduced. Khawaja Salman Rafique said that government is improving Routine Immunization Coverage to prevent children from nine basic diseases. For this purpose, strict monitoring of vaccinators is being done and Android cell phones have been given to the vaccinators for checking their activities. He urged upon the doctors and NGOs to promote awareness among the masses against the diseases. Khawaja Salman Rafique said that diabetes is a very common disease in our society, which produces many other fatal diseases. He said that by changing the daily habits and diets one can prevent himself from diabetes.
Earlier, various senior health experts delivered their lectures in the clinical symposium on diabetes which include Prof. Mehmood Ali Malik, Prof. Nadeemud Din Riaz, Prof. Asghar Naqi, Prof. M. Aslam, Prof. Agha Shabir Ali, Prof. Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab, Dr. Imran Hassan Khan, Principal Prof. Anjum Habib Vohra and MS Dr. Junaid Mirza. The health experts said that daily walk, reducing weight and changing diet schedule, people can control their sugar level. They said that over-eating, use of access fat and less activity, produce diabetic disease. They said that diabetes is the basic cause of blood pressure, cardiac disease, blindness and other deadly diseases. They advised diabetic patients to use balanced diet and maintain habit of morning and evening walks of half-an-hour for keeping themselves healthy.