LAHORE: The government of Punjab highlights its 2020 successes and, among them, the most notable are making the South Punjab secretariat working, hiring doctors, launching the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project and People’s Assistance Scheme, building hospitals for mother and child welfare, issuing health and medicine cards and other development projects.
The government of Punjab reports that the year 2020 was fateful for southern Punjab as senior officials were posted to the secretariat of South Punjab along with approval of the secretariat building plan.
In the health service, up to 25,000 doctors and paramedics were hired and 10,000 police constables were recruited.
In August, the PTI Punjab government also laid the foundation stone of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development project and 10 new shelter homes were set up in Lahore to provide shelter for homeless and distressed segments of society.
Under the Insaf Imdad Scheme of the Chief Minister, the Punjab government says it has provided financial assistance worth Rs1.25 billion to 170,000 poor people. At Ganga Ram Hospital and the local government academy, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of the mother & child hospital and assured the completion of Lal Shehbaz Qalandar Underpass.
Setting aside previous activities, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chaired Rescue 1122’s board meetings and other essential organisations to take crucial decisions to provide people with improved services. In the meantime, the Chief Minister has frequently held meetings and worked with parliamentarians on the leading growth agenda. He also chaired the meetings of the apex committee to track the condition of corona as well as law and order.
In the month of October, the long awaited Orange Line Metro Train was inaugurated. At Thokar Niaz Beg, Bab-e-Lahore was also inaugurated and the Insaf medicine card programme was initiated to offer free drugs to patients suffering from chronic diseases in need. In partnership with the ADB in the Sialkot and Sahiwal districts, numerous development projects amounting to Rs140 billion have been initiated to enhance the quality of life.
A Punjab government spokesman says the chief minister toured various cities and towns on a daily basis and gave directives on the spot to upgrade various government departments, including jails, prison police stations, and shelter homes. In order to foster inter-provincial unity, he also visited Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.