KARACHI: Chairman, PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that PPP’s first priority is to provide employment to the people and today Shaheed Benazir Bhutto (BB)’s one more dream came true by formally regularizing Lady Health Workers (LHWs).
Sindh Acting Governor Agha Siraj Durrani, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the participants of distribution ceremony of more than 24,000 permanent offer letters to the employees of Lady Health Workers Program at CM house on Friday, he said that BB commenced Lady Health Workers Program in September, 1994.
He said that Sindh province offered permanent letters to the lady health workers formally.
He said that today 160,000 LHWs were providing maternal health care and family planning health services to 65 per cent population and this credit went to PPP.
Later, he distributed permanent offer letters to the employees of LHW program included Tasleem, Gulshan, Zarbano, Rukhsana, Haseena Khatoon and others.
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that due to lady heath workers much change had been witnessed in maternity and child health care.
He said that when the program was launched three provinces asked to stop it but when he told them that he would continue this program in Sindh then other Chief Ministers agreed to carry on the same one.
He also congratulated LHWs on permanent offer letters.