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38 adjournment motions on health issues moved in Punjab Assembly

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Published: September 22, 2014 02:46 pm

health issuesISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly drew the attention of House towards poor conditions of public and private hospitals, rural health centers and the sale of substandard medicines in the open market as they moved 38 adjournment motions regarding these issues during the first parliamentary year.

A total of 262 adjournment motions were tabled in the House during the first parliamentary year, of which, 198 were disposed of while 64 are pending. The PML-N members moved 95 adjournment motions, of which, 73 were disposed of while 21 are pending. The Punjab Assembly Speaker constituted a committee under Rule 187 of the Rules of Procedure to probe a matter regarding another adjournment motion.

The PTI lawmakers moved 86 adjournment motions, of which, 62 were disposed of and 24 are pending, followed by PML members with 60 adjournment motions (45 disposed of and 15 pending), JI 12 (11 disposed of and one pending), PPPP 6 (3 disposed of and 3 pending).

The PML-N and PML lawmakers jointly moved a joint adjournment motion. Another joint resolution was moved by the lawmakers of PTI, PML-N and PML and it was disposed of. An independent lawmaker also moved an adjournment motion which was disposed of.

Lawmakers from the treasury and opposition benches seem to be concerned about the lack of health facilities at major hospitals in Lahore including Jinnah, Services and Sheikh Zaid hospitals where shortage of medicines and other facilities and deaths due to substandard medicines were reported.

The lawmakers moved adjournment motions regarding deaths of infants due to outbreak of measles in the province and callousness on part of the government to take steps for controlling the outbreak. Through adjournment motions, the legislators raised the issue of rapid increase in AIDS patients and demanded the government educate general public about safe sex by launching media campaigns. The lawmakers also raised the issue of sale of spurious drugs and urged the government to launch a crackdown against those involved in this illegal business.

A PML-N lawmaker moved an adjournment motion regarding Sheikh Zayed Hospital, saying the health institution was facing a severe crisis and its conditions have deteriorated after its transfer to the Punjab government that allegedly cut its annual budget and suspended the Board of Governors.

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