Delegation of health professionals to control TB in Pakistan called on Governor Punjab

Lahore, (Parliament Times): A delegation of health professionals who are making tireless efforts to control TB in Pakistan called on Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman at Governor House Lahore, here today.

Speaking on this occasion, Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rahman said that we all have to work together to achieve a TB-free Pakistan. He said that every year March 24 is celebrated as World TB Day all over the world. Governor Punjab said that the purpose of World TB Day is to raise awareness about TB and efforts to end the global epidemic . He said that Pakistan is still far behind in achieving the global target of becoming free of TB epidemic by 2035, and it is necessary to make concerted efforts to achieve it. Governor Punjab said that as the chancellor, he has given instructions to the health universities to work in the field of family medicine . He appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Lions Youth Council, Punjab Government’s TB Control Program to eradicate TB in the province. Governor Punjab also assured that he will provide all possible support for this noble cause.

Director Health Services Punjab, Dr Yadullah said that under the TB Control Program there are clinics in DHQs, THQs and Rural Health Centers across Punjab where free treatment and medicines are being provided to TB patients. On this occasion, Director PLYC Dr. Obaidullah, Director Health Services Punjab Dr. Yadullah Ali, Chief Operating Officer Punjab Healthcare Commission Dr. Mushtaq Sulehriya and Executive Director Pakistan Lions Youth Council Dr. Qaiser Javed, Principal Nishtar Medical College Multan, Dr. Rashid Qamar. Rao and others were present. At the end of the ceremony, Governor Punjab also distributed shields to the health professionals for rendering significant services to control TB.

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