Strategies being evolved for improvement in healthcare system: Nadeem Jan

Caretaker Minister for National Health Services Dr. Nadeem Jan says strategies are being evolved for improvement in the healthcare system.

Addressing the ceremony in Lahore after laying the foundation stone of quarantine hospital at Allama Iqbal airport, he said that we are taking all out measures for elimination of flaws in the healthcare system.

He said that the government is paying special attention for combating viruses and healthcare teams across the country are ready in this regard.

He informed that that we have to make functional the system within twelve hours to combat any virus.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Breast cancer awareness campaign starts producing results: Samina Alvi

The First Lady Samina Alvi says breast cancer awareness campaign has started producing results and more women are now aware of its symptoms and treatments.

She was addressing an interactive session about breast cancer, disabilities in persons and mental health issues at the Hamdard University in Karachi.

Samina Alvi said it is heartening to see that our campaign regarding breast cancer, rights of disabled persons and mental health issues has taken roots all over the country and sufficient progress has been made at all fronts.

Samina Alvi said that special people must be taught skills as per their abilities and be provided jobs according to those skills to make them an active part of society.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Health Minister orders inquiry in doctors’ appointments at airports

Caretaker Minister for Health Dr Nadeem Jan has directed to conduct an inquiry in the matter of appointing inexperienced doctors at different airports.

Taking notice of a media report, the minister said this is unfortunate that junior and inexperienced doctors were inducted in the Border Health Service.

He said Border Health Service is an important department which is responsible for tackling any epidemic and strengthening a screening system at all entry and exit points of airports.

The Minister said action will be taken as per law after completion of the inquiry.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pak Army’s rescue, relief efforts continue in areas inundated by flood water

Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief efforts are continuing in low-lying areas, which have been inundated by flood water released in the Sutlej River by India.

In this connection, the troops are also engaged in distribution of free ration; besides, carrying out rescue operation and running free medical camps for the flood affected people in Khairpur Tammay Wali, Hasilpur, and Bahawalnagar.

The Army troops, with the help of the local administration, shifted people to safer places from flood-hit areas of Mailsi, Chishtian, Minchanabad, Vehari, Pakpattan, Hasilpur, Arifwala, and head Sulaimanki.

The Pakistan Army has established a large number of medical camps to provide free medical assistance to protect people from waterborne diseases and epedemics during the flood.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Mohsin Naqvi visits Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi paid a visit to Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi today.

On this occasion, he visited various sections of the hospital and reviewed the facilities being provided to patients.

The Caretaker Chief Minister directed to take special steps to provide free medicines, free medical tests and ensure the cleanliness arrangements of hospital.

Giving strict directions to Medical Superintendent and Vice Chancellor Rawalpindi Medical University, Mohsin Naqvi asked them to streamline the operations of hospital within seven days.

Source: Radio Pakistan

20 Burnt To Death, 15 Injured As Bus Caught Fire In Punjab

At least 20 people were burnt to death and 15 others injured today, after a passenger bus hit a vehicle and caught fire, in Hafizabad district of Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, the rescue and health officials reported.

The rescue service said that, the accident took place early morning, on the freeway at Faisalabad Toll Plaza, when the bus collided with a pickup van carrying fuel drums in it, resulting in the eruption of fire.

Upon receiving the information, rescue workers immediately reached the site and shifted the victims to a local hospital, said the rescue service.

Some of the injured suffered burn, while three of them were in critical condition, it added.

Around 40 passengers were on the bus, according to the rescue service.

Reportedly, the ill-fated bus was going from the country’s southern port city of Karachi, to the federal capital, Islamabad

Source: Nam News Network

Yasir Khan for tapping huge potential of Pakistan in health tourism

CEO of Dr Akbar Niazi Teaching Hospital and Islamabad Medical & Dental College Yasir Khan Niazi says Pakistan has the resources to cater to both medical and wellness tourism, and it is high time to tap into this multi-billion-dollar industry.

He stated this while addressing MedHealth Expo and Summit 2023 hosted by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Yasir Niazi underscored the pivotal role health tourism could play in boosting Pakistan's economy.

He highlighted the nation's healthcare strengths, particularly the pool of skilled doctors and paramedics, who hold the potential to make Pakistan a medical destination of global repute.

Yasir Niazi compared the global health tourism landscape with Pakistan's evolving healthcare system.

He also shed light on the potential economic windfall for Pakistan, urging both government and private sector hospitals to collaborate in creating an inviting atmosphere for medical tourists.

President of RCCI Saqib Rafiq, Senior Vice President Hamza Sarosh and Vice President Faisal Shahzad expressed their gratitude to Yasir Niazi for his insightful participation in the panel discussion.

Source: Radio Pakistan