Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-freed Zafar has said that modern medical science and research is not less than a big challenge for our young doctors. He added that research and educational activities/book knowledge is imperative to pay constant attention and to take up the habit of hard working and study, medical students become the best performing doctors in the shortest possible time and prove beneficial to the patients, as well. These views were expressed by Prof. Al-freed Zafar in a 2-day course on the guidelines for FCPS, MCP, and DGO, gynecologists students' exam preparation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nudrat Sohail in Gynecology Unit 3, Lahore General Hospital. Addressing the concluding session of this course in which doctors related to the field of Gynecology from all over Punjab participated while Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tayyab and Prof. Dr. Shehla Baqai delivered the lectures to the participants of the course about the guidance and technical issues regarding their examinations. Prof. Asma Gul, Prof. Faiqa Saleem, Dr. Misbah Javed, Dr. Laila Shafiq, Dr. Shumaila also attended the Gynecology training course. Prof. Al-freed expressed that the pursuit of medical education requires unwavering determination and tireless hard work; the doctors succeed in medical exam with distinction marks and be passionate about studying their books. Principal PGMI further said that awareness about the health of pregnant women, the problems and their solutions occur during maternity is the most important responsibility of the Gynecologist. He asserted that doctors should consider their duty as their religious obligation and deal with the above mentioned problems with more determination and zeal during medical education. He stated that in the preparation of a family mother and child are the basic unit and Gynecologists can play a very important role in this regard because in our society every year a large number of pregnant women lose their lives due to various complications and lack of awareness during pregnancy. Prof. Al-freed Zafar asked Gynecologists to use their expertise in their field to reduce mortality rate and take care of their patients efficiently. Principal LGH urged the doctors to show utmost patience while solving the paper in the examination centers and instead of solving the paper early, they should stay in the center for the stipulated time and pick all the questions with full confidence and try to score maximum marks according to the technical rules.
Provincial Minister Transport Muneeb Sultan Cheema has suspended Motor Vehicle Examiner in Sheikhupura over poor performance. The minister suspended Ahmad Saeed MVE over the complaint of Secretary RTA Sheikhupura for not performing his duties and negligence. In this regard, provincial minister said that there is no room for negligence. The employees would have to deliver. Later, he visited DHQ hospital Sheikhupura inspected the cleanliness arrangements, provision of medical facilies to the patients and availability of medicines there. Muneeb Sultan Cheema also chaired a meeting at DC Sheikhupura office and met stakeholders and PTI office bearers. Minister law Punjab Khurram Virk also accompanied him.
Chairperson Child Protection Bureau Sarah Ahmed has said that it is our first duty to work for the welfare and well-being of the people. Children are the makers of the nation, a developed nation can be realized only by providing our children with a better future. She was presiding over a meeting of supervisors of district offices of the Child Protection Bureau in Lahore today. In the meeting, the performance of the district offices of the Child Protection Bureau was reviewed. Supervisory officers of the Child Protection Bureau's Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal district offices participated in the meeting. Sara Ahmed gave instructions regarding administrative matters to the supervisory officers of various districts. Talking to the officers, Chairperson Sara Ahmed said that the performance of the district offices of Child Protection Bureau is satisfactory. All district offices have been directed to provide better facilities to children. He further said that all the basic facilities including accommodation are being provided to the children in all the offices of the Child Protection Bureau.
The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party approved twelve development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs. 43,363.712 million. These schemes were approved in the 14th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2022-23 presided over the Chairman Planning & Development Board Abdullah Khan Sumbal. The approved development schemes included Construction of Judicial Complex at Ferozewala, District Sheikhupura at the cost of Rs. 1,746.960 million, IT-Based Profiling of Government Employees at the cost of Rs. 427.254 million, Rehabilitation of Road from Phoolnagar (Old Multan Road) to Head Ballokilength 9.50 Km in District Kasur at the cost of Rs. 1,291.156 million, Rehabilitation of Chunian to Khuddian Road Length 28.00 Km in District Kasur at the cost of Rs. 1,140.002 million, Rehabilitation of Dual Carriageway Kasur Depalpur Road Length 98.95 Km District Kasur & Okara at the cost of Rs. 13,443.101 million, Rehabilitation / Improvement of Safdarabad – Manawala Road Length = 19.50 Km, in District Sheikhupura at the cost of Rs. 1,035.110 million, Rehabilitation / Improvement of Road from Sheikhupura – Sargodha Road at Farooqabad to Tehsil Safdarabad Length = 23.75 Km, in District Sheikhupura at the cost of Rs. 1,401.905 million, Rehabilitation / Improvement of Sheikhupura – Sharaqpur Road Length = 28.85 Km, in District Sheikhupura at the cost of Rs. 1,753.817 million, Rehabilitation / Improvement of Lahore Jaranwala Road Length 99.00 Km District Sheikhupura at the cost of Rs. 8,749.430 million, Construction / Widening / Improvement of Road from Hafizabad to Gujrat via Head Khanki Along Lower Chenab Canal (L.C.C. Main) Length = 45.00 Kms in District Hafizabad & Gujranwala at the cost of Rs. 8,215.829 million, Rehabilitation of Road from Chiniot to Pindi Bhattian M-2 Interchange Length 40.20 Km, Hafizabad and Pindi Bhattian at the cost of Rs. 3,239.498 million and Reconstruction / Rehabilitation of Road from Gujranwala Hafizabad Pindi Bhattian Road (Section Km No.63.00 to 66.80) treated Length 13.80 Kms Tehsil & District Hafizabad at the cost of Rs. 919.650 million. Provincial Secretary P&D Board Dr. Muhammad Sohail Anwar Chaudhary, all Members of the Planning & Development Board, Provincial Secretaries of concerned departments, and other senior representatives of the relevant Provincial Departments also attended the meeting.
A meeting was held in the Department of Specialized Health Care and Medical Education under the chairmanship of Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, in which Punjab Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch, Special Secretary Muhammad Usman, Additional Secretary Development Agha Nabeel, Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti, Additional Secretary Admin Zahida Azhar, Mian Zahid ul Rahman and other officers. Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid during the meeting reviewed universal health coverage under the health insurance program, under-construction mother and child block in Gangaram Hospital Lahore, SNE's of various under-construction government hospitals, Nishtar 2 in Multan, transfer of DHQ Hospital Gujranwala to teaching hospital, Institute of Urology and Transplantation Rawalpindi, Narowal and Okara construction of medical colleges and outsourcing of MRI and CT scan machines for teaching hospitals. Special Secretary Muhammad Usman and Chief Planning Officer Abdul Haq Bhatti gave a briefing to Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid. Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said that progress is being made on all health projects across the province. We are trying to improve the conditions of government teaching hospitals. She further said that free treatment facility is being provided to the people of Punjab through Sehat Sahulat Card. According to the vision of Imran Khan, we are trying to provide better health facilities to the people of Punjab. There is a need to build government hospitals. The MS have been directed to provide better health facilities to public of Punjab through government hospitals.