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    Rs35.6 bln program being launched to eradicate fatal diseases: Health Minister

    Rs35.6 bln program being launched to eradicate fatal diseases: Health Minister

    PESHAWAR (APP): Caretaker Federal Minister for Health, Dr Nadeem Jan on Monday said that a mega project worth Rs35.6 billion was being launched to eradicate fatal diseases including sugar, HIV AIDs and hepatitis in the country.

    The Minister said that a Rs six billion program has been prepared for control of sugar disease besides projects were being launched for eradication of AIDs HIVs.

    He was addressing a function after inaugurating a modern labour room at Basic Health Unit (BHU) Kotkay in Charsadda district.

    The Minister said that providing best healthcare facilities to patients at their doorsteps was the top priority of the government.

    He said that basic health units are being strengthened in terms of medical staff, equipment and medicines.

    The Minister said the promise of rehabilitation of the flood affected BHU has been fulfilled and termed the cooperation of world health organization for rehabilitation of the BHU was highly praised worthy.

    Nadeem Jan said that people of the area would now get quality treatment and medicines facilities at their doorsteps.

    The Minister said responsibilities rest on the shoulders of officials of health department to ensure best use of the BHU for betterment of the people.

    The Minister said that timely availability of the staff and provision of better healthcare facilities was the prime responsibility of the health department.

    ” If the performance of BHUs are good then there will be minimum load on big hospitals and precious lives would be saved” he said.

    He said that a mega project worth Rs35.6 billion was being launched in Pakistan to eradicate fatal diseases including sugar, HIV AIDs and hepatitis besides help its patients.

    Nadeem Jan said that a Rs six billion program has been prepared for control of sugar disease besides projects were being launched for eradication of AIDs HIVs and the patients of KhyberPakthunkhwa would also be benefited.

    Later, the Minister visited basic health unit Akhun Dheri Charsadda and TB Hospital Baghdada in Mardan where he also inagurated a training centre. The Minister was briefed about these projects.

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