ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr. Darshan has said the government is taking a number of steps to control Hepatitis.
He was responding to a call attention notice in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The Parliamentary Secretary said Prime Minister’s initiative in this regard was transferred to the provinces after the 18th Constitution Amendment. He said now the programme is being run under the respective Chief Ministers.
The Parliamentary Secretary said tablets have been introduced in place of injections which provide inexpensive and effective treatment of Hepatitis C.
To a question, he said Health Cards under Prime Minister’s National Health Programme have been issued in Islamabad and patients are taking benefits of this programme.
The House referred two bills, introduced by private members to the Standing Committees concerned for deliberation.
The National Assembly has passed a resolution urging the government to take special steps to promote religious harmony in the country.
Sheikh Salahuddin moved the resolution.
Speaking on the resolution, Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf has said the government is arranging conferences in Islamabad and the provinces to promote religious harmony.
He pointed out that minorities’ rights have been protected and they are free to do worship in accordance with their own faith. He said ten minorities’ festivals are being celebrated at official level.
Earlier, the members demanded that the government should come out with a clear policy for promotion of religious harmony.
Those who spoke on the resolution include Qari Muhammad Yusuf, Asiya Nasir, Abdul Rashid Godil, Sahibzada Tariqullah, Shazia Sobia and Maulana Qamaruddin. NNI