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PWD organizes 100 mobile family health camps in Rawalpindi division.

RAWALPINDI -- Additional Deputy Commissioner General (ADCG) Maleeha Jamal Tuesday said that the Population Welfare Department (PWD) organized over 100 mobile family health camps in all tehsils of Rawalpindi division during last month to highlight mother and child health.

Chairing a meeting held here to review the performance of PWD she directed the authorities to formulate new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and set new targets keeping in view the latest census report particularly to focus the areas which could not be covered so far.

She said fast spread of population not only leads to scarcity of resources but also badly affects health of mother and child. PWD will have to play an effective role to create awareness about mother and child health and importance of proper nutrition.

Director PWD Shereen Sukhan briefed the meeting and informed that the religious scholars have been taken on board in this campaign as their role can be helpful to address the issues and suspicions in the minds of the citizens. She further said PWD is creating awareness among the citizens particularly couples to understand that the Department is concerned about health of mother and child.

Shereen Sukhan said six refresher trainings were completed during last month for paramedics, doctors, officials of population welfare and health departments.

She said that doctors are being hired to conduct special sessions in schools and colleges to educate students and teachers about the importance of their proper nutrition and diet plan.

Religious Scholars are also working as master trainer with the department to make the working of the department smooth and effective.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 24, 2018
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