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PR No. 48 Islamabad: June 12, 2018

Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk today chaired a briefing on the performance of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at Prime Minister’s Office. Minister for NHS&R Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Sheikh, Secretary to Prime Minister, Secretary NHS&R, DG Health and senior officers were present on the occasion. Secretary National Health Services briefed the Prime Minister about the regulatory functions of the Ministry, especially after the 18th Amendment, in important areas such as drugs and biologicals, medical education, disease surveillance, stakeholders’ consultations, research in health related issues and serving as a repository for global commitments of the country. He also highlighted the role of various attached departments of the Ministry and their contribution towards performing regulatory and coordination functions, policy formulation process and undertaking research work at the national level. The Secretary also apprised the Prime Minister about the progress in achievement of the vertical programs that are being implemented across the country. The Prime Minister appreciated the performance of the Ministry and emphasized the importance of coordination among the federal and provincial governments to ensure provision of quality health services and improved health outcomes. He also added that efforts shall be made to enhance the scope and quality of health services being provided to the general public. *****

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