Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a briefing on Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at PM Office

September 24, 2018

Islamabad: September 24, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing on Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at PM Office. Minister for NHSR&C Mr. Aamir Mehmood Kiyani, Secretary NHSR&C Capt. (R) Zahid Saeed, DG National Health Mr. Asad Hafeez and senior officers were present during the meeting.
Secretary National Health Services briefed the Prime Minister about the performance of the Ministry, various issues and challenges confronted by the Ministry and its strategic priorities. 
The Secretary also apprised the Prime Minister of the regulatory functions of the Ministry, particularly after the 18th Amendment, in the areas of drugs quality, upgradation of laboratories, medical education, disease surveillance, legislation in health sector and international commitments especially efforts to achieve the targets under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Secretary NHSR&C also briefed the Prime Minister on the Prime Minister National Health Programme.
Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted healthcare as the most important priority of the government saying that the focus of the present government is to transform lives of the ordinary people. Our priority is poor and neglected segments of society who are burdened under loans in case of any illness. 
The Prime Minister directed that all issues should be brought before the Task Force on Health and stressed on the expeditious disposal of administrative and legislative matters in the Task Force for smooth implementation of the final decisions at the operational level. The Prime Minister emphasized upon the need for better coordination among the federal and the provincial governments in the health sector.
The Prime Minister expressed his serious concern over the existing figures of under-nourished children, child and infant mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate and maternal care. 
The Prime Minister also directed for devising a strategy for a nutrition program for the under-nourished children on priority basis.
The Prime Minister said that the Federal Government is launching National Cleanliness Drive across the country in next few weeks that will also help effectively checking communicable diseases in the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed that the focus of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination must be on preventive care in addition to curative care