Dated: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

News: Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Punjab’s Hepatitis and Infection Control Program, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P & SHD) for the prevention and control of Hepatitis in the province, here on Wednesday.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO, IHHN, and Dr. Khalid Mehmood, Program Manager, HICP, Primary & Secondary Health Department, Government of Punjab.

The main objectives of the MoU were the establishment of Hepatitis Control & Prevention Program sites across all IHHN hospitals and medical facilities in Punjab, and the implementation of Hepatitis Cascade of Care in a standardized manner as per national recommended guidelines.

Other highlights of the agreement included the increase in preventive aspect of hepatitis of the target population sub-groups and high endemic regions in Punjab. Both parties also agreed to strengthen the existing infrastructure and support system at the provincial and district level for efficient and effective implementation of preventive program.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. Bari said, “I am looking forward to our partnership with the Government of Punjab to work towards the prevention and control of Hepatitis in the province.”

Dr. Abdul Bari Khan joined the MoU signing ceremony via video link whereas Dr. Haroon Jahangir (Director General of Health Services); Dr. Saqib Aziz (CEO, PHCC); Dr. Khalid Mehmood (Program Manager, Hepatitis Control Program); Dr. Zahida Sarwar (Chemonics International); Dr. Tasman Ibne Rassa (IHHN); Dr. Adil Akhter, (Director, MNCH & Nutrition – IHHN) & Dr. Hasan Dawood (Program Manager PCP); and other officials were present at the occasion.