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Reforms in health sector top priority of govt: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that provision of standard health facilities and reforms in public sector health institutions, by improving their services, were among the top priorities of the government.

Chairing a meeting of the health task force at the PM Office, the prime minister said that special focus would be given to expanding the country’s export potential in the health sector.

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kayani, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Federal Health Secretary Prof Abdul Bari Khan, Dr Faisal Sultan, Dr Raeesa Gul, Mohtarma Shaheen Ghani and others.

Federal Minister for Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kayani briefed the prime minister about the steps taken to improve and reform the provision of facilities in the federal capital.

The meeting deliberated upon formulating a policy to meet growing requirements in the nursing field.

The federal minister also briefed the meeting about progress in amending laws of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Act and Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan Act. The prime minister directed for making the process of the proposed amendments within two weeks.

The meeting was also briefed regarding the steps taken for the upgradation of research and laboratories.

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid briefed the prime minister about progress in Medical Teaching Institute Act.



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