Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hasan Askari visited Multan today and inspected Nishter Hospital and Burn Center. He went to different sections of Nishter Hospital and inspected healthcare facilities. He inquired after the health of the patients and asked the attendants about different healthcare facilities and staff of the Nishter Hospital and prayed for early recovery of the patients. On the occasion, he ensured the doctors of the Nishter Hospital to solve their justified demands according to law. He also visited Burn Center and inspected its different sections and wards where he inquired after the health of the patients. Officials of the health department gave a detailed briefing about the Burn Centre. Provincial Ministers Zia Haider Rizvi, Shaukat Javed, Commissioner Multan Division, VC Nishter Medical College and University, DC Multan and MS Nishter Hospital were also present on the occasion.

Talking on the occasion, the Caretaker Chief Minister said that caretaker setup is trying to improve the healthcare sector and for that purpose, health budget has been increased. I have examined the healthcare facilities and I want to do something for serving the ailing humanity. Talking to the doctors, he said that provision of all facilities to the patients free of cost is the responsibility of the state. He said that timely provision of funds to the ongoing health projects will be ensured. One billion rupees are being allocated in the budget of current fiscal year keeping in view the utility of Nishter Hospital-II Project. The emergencies of 13 major hospitals including Nishter Hospital are being revamped and health budget has been sufficiently enhanced. He said that government wants to further improve the provision of health facilities in health sector. The issue of increased number of patients and shortage of staff will be tried to be solved according to the mandate. He said the caretaker government is only setup for peaceful holding of impartial elections. We will not exceed from our authority and power but will draft recommendations for the next government about long-term projects.

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