APP35-12 ISLAMABAD: June 12 - Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk chairing a briefing on the performance of Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination at Prime Minister’s office. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jun 12 (APP):Prime Minister justice (retired) Nasir-ul-Mulk Tuesday emphasized the importance of coordination among the federal and provincial governments to ensure provision of quality health services and improved health outcomes.

He said efforts should be made to enhance the scope and quality of health services being provided to the general public.

The prime minister chaired a briefing on the performance of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at Prime Minister’s Office, PM office media wing in a press release said.

Minister for NHS&R Muhammad Yousaf Sheikh, secretary to PM, secretary NHS&R, DG Health and senior officers were present on the occasion.

The secretary National Health Services briefed the Prime Minister about the regulatory functions of the ministry, especially after the 18th Amendment, in important areas such as drugs and biological, medical education, disease surveillance, stakeholders’ consultations, research in health related issues and serving as a repository for global commitments of the country.

He also highlighted the role of various attached departments of the ministry and their contribution towards performing regulatory and coordination functions, policy formulation process and undertaking research work at the national level.

He also apprised the prime minister about the progress in achievement of the vertical programs that were being implemented across the country.

The prime minister appreciated the performance of the ministry.