PM says public healthcare is govt’s ‘top priority’
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that addressing the healthcare issues is one of government’s top priorities.
The Prime Minister was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of King Hamad University of Nursing and Allied Medical Services which is being constructed in Islamabad with the assistance of Bahrain government.
He said that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government has introduced key policies and reforms and launched projects which will be focused on the poor people.
PM Sharif stated that 50 state-of-the-art hospitals will be constructed in marginalized and densely populated areas across the country.
The prime minister said that government’s immunization programme is providing free vaccination to every Pakistani child and pregnant mothers. He added that government is taking measures are being taken to curb the spread of polio.
He termed the nursing university as a significant leap forward in improving healthcare sector in the country. He added that there was a shortage of properly qualified and trained nurses and the project would help overcome this problem.
PM Sharif thanked people and the Bahrain Government for the establishment of this quality university. He added that it will reflect strong bonds of brotherhood and friendship between the two countries.