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Punjab Govt Committed For Best Healthcare To Masses

LAHORE, Nov 04 (APP):Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Education (SH&ME) Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that Punjab government was committed to provide excellent healthcare facities to masses under the leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.He expressed these views while heading a Punjab government’s delegation at successful holding of road-show at DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) Turkey which was attended by Atilla D Yerlikaya, Dr Cihan Genco Cetinkanat, Dr Hasan Kus, Deik Public Private (PPP) Committee apart from renowned specialists and businessmen, according to a handout issued here Saturday.SH&ME Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah gave a detailed presentation to the delegates and highlighted the reform agenda being pursued by Specialized HealthCare & Medical Education Department. He
emphasized the need to steer the health system in partnership with private sector.At present, a five-member delegation of Punjab government is visiting Turkey to conduct road-shows for project that is a very lucrative project in terms of investment and government has shown its utmost commitment to embark upon new era of development of health infrastructure through PPP projects.The current project would be followed initially tertiary care hospitals at Divisional Headquarter and later on in districts under different PPP modes, SH&ME Secretary added.While the PHIMC (Punjab Health Initiative Management Company) executing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, CEO Zaheer Abbas Malik also made a detailed presentation to the forum highlighting salient features of the project ‘Setting up minimum 500 beds hospital at Johar Town Lahore under PPP’.The delegates showed great interest in the investment opportunities in Pakistan particularly while in health and Punjab more specifically.

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