Punjab set to follow Turkish healthcare model
ISLAMABAD – Anadolu Agency
Pakistan’s most populous province has adopted the Turkish approach to health care to develop its facilities, its top government official has said.
“We have decided to follow the Turkish healthcare model, which is the best system in the world,” Shebaz Sharif, Punjab’s chief minister, told Turkish investors on Oct. 14.
A Turkish investment group delegation led by businessman Ahmet Albayrak met in Lahore with Sharif, the youngest brother of former Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, said a statement by the chief minister’s office.
The delegation discussed the promotion of bilateral cooperation in energy, health, housing, and other sectors in various parts of the country.
Speaking at the occasion, Sharif said that Pakistan and Turkey enjoy strong brotherly relations and that the hearts of people from both countries beat in unison.
He said last week Punjab’s government had launched a modern motorbike ambulance service in the province in collaboration with the Turkish Health Ministry, calling it “a gift from Turkey for the people of the province.”
Sharif also praised the cooperation and assistance from Turkish Health Ministry experts and doctors for improving Punjab’s healthcare system.