Offer free medical treatment, top priority: Qadir

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QUETTA – The Additional Secretary (AS) for Health, Mian Abdul Qadir, said on Saturday that the provision of free medical care to the population was one of the top priorities of the government and that all available resources were being used in this regard.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review measures to control tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis.

Provincial Director of Tuberculosis Control Program Dr Asif Anwar Shahwani, Provincial Director of Hepatitis Control Program Dr Gul Sabeen Azam Ghorizai briefed the Additional Secretary of Tuberculosis and Hepatitis Control Program.

They said tuberculosis and hepatitis testing camps have been set up in prisons and various districts across the province where dozens of people have been diagnosed with the disease and started treatment.

Outbreaks of tuberculosis and hepatitis have been reported in some areas, as a result of which testing camps have been set up in the area to diagnose the disease and provide free medical treatment to dozens of patients, they said. informed.

They said hundreds of people in the province were treated each year after being diagnosed with tuberculosis and hepatitis.

Additional Health Secretary Mian Abdul Qadir said providing free medical care to the population was among the top priorities of the government and all available resources were being used in this regard.

He said awareness should be provided to people in remote areas of the province regarding the prevention of tuberculosis and hepatitis.

Director of Public Health Dr Tahira Kamal Baloch Deputy Director of Tuberculosis Control Program Dr Khurram Hadi Baloch Team Leader Mercy Corps Balochistan Dr Saeedullah Khan Dr Dad Muhammad the regional aid coordinator SPO and provincial coordinator Kamran Bangulzai, attended the meeting.

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