Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that improvement in public health facilities is our mission and all out resources are being utilized for this purpose. He said we will get every possible support and cooperation for providing best medical facilities to the common man and added that proposal by UK investors for setting up a modern hospital and medical college augurs well. He directed constitution of a committee for this purpose and said that this committee will give a final shape to the proposal after holding talks with British investors.
He expressed these views while addressing a meeting via video link in which proposal by UK based investors for investment in health sector in Punjab was reviewed.
He said that Punjab government is implementing a revolutionary programme for the development of health sector and provision of best medical facilities to the people of the province. He said that Punjab government has introduced several reforms for the improvement of health sector and cooperation and investment by British investors will be welcomed in this regard.
He said access to best medical facilities in the hospitals is the right of the people and our government will give this right to them at any cost. He said that the poor is getting the same medicines as are used by the rich in Punjab today.
He said that all out steps are being taken for quality treatment of the patients in the province. He said that work is being carried out on Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute Project at fast pace while the scope of hepatitis clinics will be expanded to the whole province.
The UK investors said on the occasion that they are interested in making investment in setting up a modern hospital and a medical college of UK standard in Lahore and want to work jointly with Punjab government in health sector.
Provincial Minister Syed Ali Raza Gillani, Chairman P&D, secretaries of the concerned departments, senior officials and UK investors attended the meeting via video link.