PM vows to improve public health institutions

PM vows to improve public health institutions

Prime Minister Imran Khan said no system in the world can work without punishment and reward.

Addressing an Iftar dinner and fund raising ceremony at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Lahore on Saturday, he said unless government hospitals are improved people cannot avail better healthcare facilities.

The Prime Minister reiterated the government's commitment to improve public health institutions by implementing reward and punishment system and hiring better qualified health professionals. He said no obstruction will be tolerated in this regard.

Imran Khan said government hospitals would be brought at par with standards of private hospitals.

Prime Minister paid rich tributes to services of Dr. Faisal Sultan and his team for leading Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to an international institution successfully.

He said free treatment is provided to 75 to 80 percent of patients at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. Imran Khan said this culture will be instilled in government hospitals of Pakistan too.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked all the donors at Shoukat Khanam Memorial Trust fundraising iftar for breaking all previous records donating 200 million rupees tonight.

In a tweet message, he said all zakat donations are only used to give free treatment to the cancer patients in the hospital.