Provincial Minister for Labour Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that 4 new medical colleges would be opened up in the province in health sector whereas two medical colleges each at Lahore and Faisalabad would be launched by the labour department. He told that the govt in order to provide specialised treatment/diagnostic facilities near to the workplace of labourers, has established satellite clinics under the Labour Department.
He said that government was implementing a comprehensive programme for providing modern educational as well as state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the labourers and workers’ children. He said that Daanish School programme of the Punjab Chief Minister will not only help in this direction but will also open up new avenues of progress and development. He said that setting up of computer labs in thousands of schools, establishment of centers of excellence, provision of missing facilities in 10 thousand schools besides a number of steps have been taken for this purpose.
He also told that all government schools would be given the status of English medium schools in 2011 while Punjab government is also lunching a vigorous campaign for primary enrolment this year.