President Alvi wants reformation of health care

By Staff Reporter
Friday – May 22, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The president Arif Alvi, Thursday, said that the health care system of the country required reformation with particular focus on disease prevention as the concept of disease management was changing in the world from curative to preventive.

According to an official statement, he stated this during a presentation given by the health services academy (HSA) vice chancellor (VC) Assad Hafeez, in the federal capital.

HSA VC Hafeez highlighted the initiatives taken by HSA with regard to development of technical and operational guidelines, training of health care workers and academic programmes being offered by the academy.

President Alvi asked HSA VC Hafeez to produce public health leadership and take measure to provide online courses to health professionals.

He also directed the management of the HSA to improve liaison and coordination with the provincial health departments so that they could benefit from the expertise of HSA.