LAHORE   -   Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz Monday announced that the health card initiative of the PTI government would continue in Punjab. While presiding over a meeting which reviewed steps for providing quality medical facilities to the common man, the chief minister said that the health card would continue on the directions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He directed the authorities concerned to ensure the provision of healthcare facilities without any delay, adding that the visitors should be properly taken care of at public hospitals. The CM further directed that a comprehensive plan be devised so that the patients might not face any difficulty in getting free medicines from the hospitals. The CM announced to fill the vacant technical cadre posts of hospitals and ordered them to take necessary steps without any delay. Similarly, a plan be devised to functionalise dysfunctional medical equipment, he stressed. He further directed to ensure implementation of anti-dengue SOPs in letter and spirit. The anti-dengue teams should be fully activated, he stated and emphasised that the medicines’ procurement should be timely completed. The medical facilities and human resources of hospitals should also be regularly checked and a report should be devised as well, he added. MPAs including Sardar Owais Leghari, Kh Salman Rafique, Kh Imran Nazir, Khalil Tahir Sandhu, Uzma Kardar, health secretaries and others attended the meeting.