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PM calls for reforms in medical education, health sector to meet global demands

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has said that the medical education in Pakistan should be aligned with the contemporary requirements.

He was chairing a meeting of the Taskforce for strategic reforms in Medical Education and Patient care in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister said reforms should be brought in the health sector to meet requirements of health sector experts in the global market of manpower. He emphasized the current situation of the health sector needs reforms. He said nursing is very important sector and needs more attention for its development.

A briefing was given on the measures taken in health sector in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Higher Education Commission and the medical universities of the country.

The gathering was informed about a three-phase strategy, which has been formulated for reforming the health sector. The objective of this strategy is to ensure the implementation of rules and regulations in accordance with international standards in the health sector. Briefing was also given on Reforms Strategy at Graduate and Post Graduate levels in health sector.

The Prime Minister appreciated the initiatives of the Task Force for Health Sector Reforms under the leadership of Special Assistant Dr. Aamir Bilal.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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