Free mobile chest screening services for factory workers inaugurated

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LAHORE, Jul 18 (APP) : Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir and the LCCI Abdul Basit jointly inaugurated mobile van services for free chest screening of factory workers. Provincial Minister Health Minister said that this service is part of Punjab government’s endeavors to provide best health facilities to the masses. He said that Punjab government has declared the Tuberculosis (TB) as notifiable disease. He said that a best mechanism has been devised for free diagnoses/treatment of the worker’s. The LCCI President Abdul Basit said that such initiative was need of the hour as Pakistan ranks 5th in the list of 22 countries with higher number of TB patients. It is estimated that around 50,000 people dies annually just because of this deadly disease. He said that lack of awareness and health facilities in the rural areas are giving severity to this disease.vvvv/VNS, Lahore