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WHO praises Punjab health minister

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Punjab Health Minister for being one of the exceptional women in leadership during the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.        

On Women’s day, Dr. Palitha G Mahipala, WHO Representative for Pakistan praised the leading skills of the Punjab Health Minister who played her outstanding role in combating covid. In a message, he said: “Overall, women’s role has been exemplary during the pandemic in healthcare settings around the globe. The day reminds us to honor women who have rendered extraordinary services to humanity during the Covid-19 pandemic,” 

He further said, “In recognition of Dr. Yasmin Rashid’s untiring services during the pandemic, we are pleased to acknowledge her among great women leaders in the fight against Covid-19.”  

He said that this is in consonance with the 2021 UN theme for International Women Day, ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’.  

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The WHO representative added, “She has provided great leadership in the crisis and remains on the frontlines of this combat. For the medical fraternity in Pakistan and around the world, Dr. Yasmin Rashid stands out as an outstanding individual who has saved thousands of lives through effective leadership. As it is all about leadership and Covid-19, she definitely deserves to be acknowledged and honored.”  

Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Punjab Health Minister stood at the front in the fight of coronavirus pandemic. She is now a well-known person in regard to effectively leading the Covid-19 pandemic response in Punjab. As Province carries at least 53 percent of the Country’s population and under the leadership of Dr. Yasmin, the province managed to keep its numbers to just over 29% of total cases. 

Moreover, Punjab introduced the typhoid conjugate vaccine in the immunization programme. She also played a role in introducing SDG-focused development initiatives in the health sector, especially 5 mother and child hospitals.  

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