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Establish a national Maternal Health Programme; double the size of the LHW programme

In order to promote gender parity, the PTI, in its manifesto, states that it "will establish a large scale national Maternal Health Programme to provide assisted births along with family health and planning information to women". The PTI also vows to "double the size of the LHW programme", which it says will "ensure each woman has access to complete package of Lady Health Worker (LHW) services".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates

August 13, 2020: Imran launches Ehsaas Nashonuma programme to combat stunted growth in children (read details)

July 26, 2020: PM’s special assistant inaugurates nutrition project in Bara (read details)

July 13, 2020: Scheme for welfare of mothers, newborns soon (read details)

June 12, 2020: Rs14.52b allocated for health sector schemes (read details)

March 12, 2020: President calls for increasing number of LHWs to effectively deal with health-related issues (read details)

February 24, 2020: Punjab CM lays foundation stone of 600-bed mother-child hospital in Lahore (read details)

February 11, 2020: Campaign launched to control newborn deaths in Balochistan (read details)

January 18, 2020: Automated system launched to ensure availability of mother, child drugs (read details)

December 25, 2019: Population task force to increase contraceptive use (read details)

December 22, 2019: Punjab Govt regularizes services of LHWs (read details)

November 29, 2019: Govt to upgrade 16 BHUs and 3 RHCs in Islamabad to community health centres (read details)

November 20, 2019 ‘600-bed mother and child hospital on the cards’ (read details)

November 19, 2019: Plan to reduce mortality among would-be mothers, children in KP (read details)

October 11, 2019: President’s mental health programme, focusing on improving the mental health of mothers and young people, launched (read details)

July 30, 2019: Mianwali to get 200-bed mother and child hospital (read details)

June 30, 2019: 'Work on mother and child health programme in progress', says Punjab health minister (read details)

May 11, 2019: Work on Mother and Child Hospital finally begins (read details)

May 2, 2019: New app developed to digitise Punjab's maternal healthcare record (read details)

April 30, 2019: Mother and child week begins in Chitral (read details)

April 21, 2019: LHW programme to be expanded to 100pc population in KP (read details)

January 13, 2019: 100 new beds being added to Holy Family Hospital's mother and child department: minister (read details)

December 4, 2018: Lower Dir health department hands over keys of vans, motorbikes to lady health workers and supervisors. (read details)

December 3, 2018: Punjab hiring thousands of medical staff on merit, says health minister (read details)

November 2, 2018: Dr Yasmin Rashid announces revival of lady health workers cadre (read details)

September 15, 2018: A renewed priority, especially to the lady health workers programme and improved availability of services at the health facilities, agreed. (read details)