Caretaker Minister advises couple to have 3-year gap between children

Dr. Jamal Nasir, Punjab’s Caretaker Minister for Health and Population Welfare, has emphasized the importance of maintaining a three-year gap between children to ensure the well-being of both mothers and newborns.

During a seminar on population welfare, he addressed the audience and highlighted the prevalent health issues faced by women, particularly due to inadequate diets and anemia. Dr. Nasir expressed his commitment to setting an example for others in promoting smaller families through the Population Welfare Department.

In pursuit of this goal, he revealed his plans to implement a stringent policy within the department. If enacted, this policy would restrict employees from having more than three children. Dr. Nasir also shared updates on initiatives taken by the caretaker government to enhance maternal and child healthcare. Notably, 43,000 Lady Health Workers (LHWs) have been promoted from grade 5 to 8, while 1,700 Lady Health Supervisors (LHSs) have seen promotions from grade 8 to 11.

Furthermore, graduate LHSs have been elevated to grade 14 as part of these efforts to bolster healthcare services. These measures underscore the government’s commitment to addressing critical healthcare issues and promoting the well-being of women and children in Punjab.

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