PTI govt believes in meaningful social development: Dr. Yasmin

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LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led the government believes in meaningful social development rather than infrastructure projects alone.

Chairing the welcome and orientation session of 440 new pharmacists who have joined the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department recently, at the King Edward Medical University Lahore, Yasmin Rashid said that the government has hired the new pharmacists through merit and they will provide a major boost to healthcare service delivery.

According to a statement issued by Directorate General Public Relations, she said that Punjab will see visible improvement in the availability of quality medicines, stocks, and supplies with the inclusion of 440 new pharmacists in the system.

The minister said: “We have brought around 26,000 human resources in the department since we took over. As many 15,000 doctors have been hired and now we have doctors available at 93 percent BHUs.”

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that newly recruited Pharmacists will play key role in the provision of top-quality treatment services to patients.

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