Pakistan among top 12 countries with highest CSR: Mirza.


Islamabad -- Pakistan is now amongst the top 12 countries with highest Cataract Surgical Rate (CSR) said Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza on Saturday.

Speaking at an event held here, Dr. Mirza also stressed on the need for development of development of special eye care package/services to be provided at all levels of health care.

He also emphasised that the health is the top priority for the government and the Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan. He informed that 5 million people have been provided with health card so far and number is expanding every month.

Dr. Mirza advised the committee to work on lines so that all visually impaired people get insurance cards.

He also emphasised the importance and need of local corneal and organ donation in Pakistan. He also suggested the use of assisted technology for the welfare of special clients.

Prof. Asad Aslam Khan, National Coordinator, National Coordinator, National Programme for Provincial Programme for Prevention and Control of Blindness...

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