Provincial parliamentary secretary Tahir Hussain Khan Malizai has said the government has increased health budget from 11 percent to 13 percent to provide health facilities to people.
He said emergency centres in Nishtar Hospital and Cardiology Centre are going to be completed soon. He said modern District Headquarters Hospital, Fatima Jinnah Hospital, Burn Unit, Dental College and Postgraduate Training Nursing Institute were also under construction.
Addressing a medical camp for diabetes tests at Piracha Hospital, he said the present government had increased health budget from 11 percent to 13 percent to provide health facilities to the people. He said the government was also providing these facilities to far-off areas.
He further said the Punjab government had decided to make Multan a medical city. He said there was no post of diabetes specialist in Multan, which would be created soon and an endocrinologist would be posted in Nishtar Hospital so that the patients of diabetes could get medical facilities.
Dr Irfan Ahmed Piracha, chairman, Piracha Medical Centre, Mian Naeem Arshad, chairman, Youth Committee, Dr Sh Khurram Shehzad, Dr Sumaira Naz, Dr Zohra Jabeen, Dr Bashir Ahmed, Muhammad Ashraf Rana, Sh Nadeem Ghaffar and Ayaz Haider Rizwi were also present on the occasion.