Pakistan launches initiative to engage health professionals working abroad

By: Sabah News      Published: 09:00 PM, 24 Apr, 2020
Pakistan launches initiative to engage health professionals working abroad

The government has launched an online Pakistani Diaspora Health Initiative titled Yaran-e-Watan for overseas Pakistani health professionals to enable them to become part of the national fight against coronavirus.

This was stated by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza while addressing a news briefing in Islamabad on Friday. He said health experts could register themselves on the website yaranewatan.gov.pk. He said the initiative had been launched in collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with support from the Pakistani diaspora health organisations.

The special assistant said the platform will help utilise the full potential of the heterogeneous diaspora community, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, health economists, public health professionals and other professionals in assisting development of Pakistan’s health sector.