Punjab to convert all BHUs to solar energy by July
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Wednesday signed an agreement to convert all Basic Health Units to solar energy with Dr Akhtar Malik at the Punjab Power Development Board Mega Tower.
Present on the occasion were officials of the Energy Department.
Dr Yasmin Rashid termed it is a historic milestone and thanked Dr Akhtar Malik for this historic development.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar want to see a clean and green Pakistan. Phase-wise, Punjab’s all 2500 Basic Health Units shall be converted to solar energy. Conversion of all BHUS to solar energy will save the nation 480 million. In the first phase, all BHUs of Jehlum, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha, Faisalabad will be converted to solar power. The saved amount by this conversion shall be used for the improvement of healthcare services. This will be a revolutionary step towards a clean and green Pakistan.”
Later, talking to journalists, Dr Yasmin said the frontline workers shall be vaccinated on a priority basis.
She said there will be no shortage of vaccine in Pakistan in future and all the chief ministers have ordered vaccination of frontline workers in their respective provinces.
She said seeking permission of people before vaccination is part of professional ethics.
“So far, only mild side effects like headache or light fever have been reported in trials of the vaccine. In the next four to five months, the vaccine for over 100 million people will be available in Punjab. “