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
Jan 13, 2019: 100 new beds being added to Holy Family Hospital's mother and child department: minister (read details)
Dec 4, 2018: Lower Dir health department hands over keys of vans, motorbikes to lady health workers and supervisors. (read details)
Dec 3, 2018: Punjab hiring thousands of medical staff on merit, says health minister (read details)
Nov 2, 2018: Dr Yasmin Rashid announces revival of lady health workers cadre (read details)
Sept 15, 2018: A renewed priority, especially to the lady health workers programme and improved availability of services at the health facilities, agreed. (read details)
May 11, 2019: Work on Mother and Child Hospital finally begins (read details)