Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited Children Hospital on Eid day without any protocol and distributed Eidi and gifts among children under treatment in the hospital.  Shahbaz Sharif also inquired after the patients’ health and issued necessary instructions to doctors regarding their treatment. He prayed for the early recovery of the ailing children. He went to different wards and offered Eid greetings to the children and their attendants.

Talking to the chief minister, the attendants of the children said their patients were being looked after properly in the hospital.

The chief minister while giving instructions to the hospital administration directed that sanitary staff should wear uniform. He said it was the responsibility of the hospital administration to pay attention to basic requirements. He said soap or hand wash should be available in toilets. He appreciated the spirit of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who were serving the ailing humanity during Eid holidays.

Talking to media on this occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said sharing of Eid joys with humanity in distress was the real spirit of Eid. He said those who had been given resources by Allah Almighty should be kind to less-privileged segments and share their joys with them. He said Eid was the day of sharing and he had come to celebrate Eid with the ailing children. He expressed satisfaction over the healthcare facilities in the hospital.

He said Children Hospital was the best hospital of the country and children suffering from various diseases were brought here from every part of the country. However, he said, there was still room for improvement in the hospital. He promised to the hospital administration that the standard of Children Hospital would be raised and medical facilities would be improved.

He said he had contacted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his health was satisfactory. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would soon return to Pakistan and would be among the people of the country. Adviser on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique, Secretary Health Najam Ahmad Shah and Lahore  DCO were also present on the occasion.

Dengue: Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique visited Miani Sahab graveyard along with DCO Lahore Capt (r) Muhammad Usman to monitor the dengue surveillance teams on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Khawaja Salman Raffique checked dengue surveillance teams busy in their activities in the graveyard. He appreciated the officials for their dedication with their duties despite Eid holidays. He also visited Child Protection Bureau along with Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Sa’ad Rafique. They met the children in the bureau and extended them Eid greetings.

On the second day of Eid, Adviser on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique visited Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Ferozewala. He reviewed the arrangements of medical treatment and provision of free medicine to the patients. He inquired after the health of indoor patients. He also viewed the cleanliness condition on the hospital’s premises and expressed his satisfaction over the situation. DCO Sheikhupura Tariq Arqam, MS Dr Shahid and other officials were also present on the occasion. Later, Khawaja Salman Rafique visited Imamia Colony and checked the dengue surveillance teams. He lauded the efforts of the members of dengue surveillance teams.