Tag Archives: Healthcare

Waqqas Mir

Healthcare, not wealthcare

Emergencies have a crude way of driving home reminders regarding misplaced priorities. The recent outbreak of the dengue fever, particularly in Punjab, has harmed lives and livelihoods while at the same time

Govt claims healthcare commission will be independent

LAHORE – The Punjab government claimed on Monday that that proposed healthcare commission will be an independent and separate entity, completely free of external influence by government and other channels.
“We will appoint a chairman of the commission and separate commissioners, who would be non-controversial and professionals of the highest integrity”, Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad said adding that the commission would neither recruit serving or retired officers nor

Battles on budget, healthcare loom for Obama

WASHINGTON – After a good end to a not-so-good year, US President Barack Obama faces even tougher challenges in the months ahead as looming fights over spending and healthcare set the stage for a difficult 2012 re-election campaign.
When a new Congress convenes on Wednesday, Obama will be confronted for the first time by a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and a strengthened Republican minority in the Senate.
Whether he strikes deals with those newly

Healthcare is govt’s top priority: PM

LAHORE: Healthcare is the top most concern of the government, which has already spent billions of rupees on different healthcare projects, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday.
He expressed these views during the inaugurating ceremony of the country’s first kidney transplantation project at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital. The PM also announced a grant of Rs 100 million for the operational cost of the project and expressed hope that the funds be utilised “diligently