LAHORE (APP):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said that a healthy life is the greatest blessing of Allah Almighty.

In his message issued here Friday on World Health Day, the Chief Minister said that a healthy society can flourish through healthy people and it is also the guarantor of durable development.

In this regard, provision of quality healthcare facilities to people is the top-most priority of the government and general public is being given their rights in the shape of resources worth billions of rupees to improve the healthcare sector.

The Punjab government has allocated biggest budget for betterment of health sector and far-reaching reforms have been introduced to provide the best healthcare facilities to the patients. He expressed his satisfaction that a state-of-the-art Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute has been established with the provincial resources and world-renowned medical professionals have been hired for PKLI.

Similarly, a network of hepatitis filter clinics is being spread across the province to provide best treatment facilities to the masses. As many as 25 hepatitis filter clinics are working at primary level while CT Scan machines as well as most modern machinery has been provided to the public sector hospitals. 

Provision of free medicines to patients has also been ensured, he said.

It is satisfying that mobile health units are providing the best medical facilities to masses living in remote and backward areas of the province. Meanwhile, mother and child healthcare programme is going on successfully and the steps taken for betterment of healthcare system are being fully monitored, concluded the Chief Minister.