Faisalabad Medical University to Get Rs. 9 Billion for Health
According to the sources of Daily Notable, Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said on Wednesday funds amounting to Rs. 9 billion have been sanctioned for Faisalabad Medical University and its allied institution which will be used for development and treatment facilities.
Speaking to media after Syndicate meeting of Faisalabad Medical University, the Health Minister said that a budget of Rs two billion has been earmarked for purchase of medicines.
The Minister was accompanied by Vice Chancellor Dr. Zafar Ali Chaudhry, MPA Adil Pervez Gujjar and notables of the area. The Health Minister said that besides essential medicines, other costly medicines shall also be procured to facilitate patients as much as possible.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid said, “The dengue problem is resurfacing in Punjab and cases have started to increase. However, by keeping our houses and offices clean, we can control the spread of the virus. Although situation in Faisalabad is under control, yet citizens must take necessary precautions. People must keep close watch on water storage sites.”
The Health Minister said that Corona cases were showing a downward trend in the fourth wave, however citizens must stay vigilant about SOPs. She said all out efforts were being made to ensure that over 70% people were vaccinated by the end of the current year.
More than 40 million people have been vaccinated already. The Health Minister said that all families will be provided health insurance and people who have not got their CNICs must get them immediately.
The Health Minister said that Oxygen generating plant was being installed at Allied Hospital Faisalabad which would resolve the Oxygen shortage issue. The Chemotherapy facility for patients shall also be available in Faisalabad. – PUNA