DCO, Ms. Kiran Mukhtar inaugurated ‘Tele-medicine’ at Sheikhupura on 4th January, 2016. District Government Sheikhupura had proposed the project to reduce maternal and child mortality rates, increase the rate of live births and antenatal follow-ups and boost the general patient flow at BHUs.
Damooana, Chapa Minara and Khanpur BHUs have been provided with equipment which will allow patients to access specialist care without the hassle of travelling to THQ or DHQ hospitals or bearing the expense of private health care. The pilot project has been funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) under the SNG Programme’s District Delivery Challenge Fund and will provide specialist care to 60000 people of the area.
Health Department and Planning & Development Departments of the Government of Punjab, the Chief Minister’s Road Map Team on Health, Punjab Health & Nutrition Programme and the EVA-BHN Programme were also involved in the selection of the project which aims to improve service delivery particularly to women and the marginalised groups. A report on the Budget Transparency Review conducted by the SNG Programme was also launched at the event.