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LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday has stressed the need for revising curriculum of medical institutions for meeting future challenges. She said that without introducing concrete reforms, achievement of goals in health sector goals is possible in the province, Rava News reported.
Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid Chairing meeting of Vice Chancellors of medical universities on Thursday urged introducing reforms for achieving set targets in health sector. Secretary Health Saqib Zafar was also present.
The minister directed following KP health model for improving service delivery at hospitals.
Sharing details of recently concluded weeklong nutrition drive, she said that authentic data of malnourished children and anemic mothers would help devising future strategy for overcoming the problem. She urged medical community to deal politely with patients and their attendants.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar have instructed to focus on mother and child health to overcome malnutrition and stunting,” said the minister.
Dr. Yasmin Rashid, while sharing details of recent “Nutrition Week” held from October 1 to said that health department was able to collect comprehensive data of malnourished children, lactating and pregnant women for the first time in the history of Pakistan.
“Now we were going to concentrate on program to curb the problem of malnutrition” the health minister said.
Dr Yasmin Rashid stressed upon VCs of medical universities to make medical curriculum coordinated with the need of hour.
“Doctors should behave friendly with patients” she said, adding that “reward of serving ailing humanity could not possible in the world and one should believe this reward in afterword”.
Secretary Health Saqib Zaffer was also present during the meeting.