A delegation of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust (RTEHT) and Indus Hospital met with Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office. The delegation was comprised of chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust Mian Muhammad Ahsan, chairman Indus Hospital Health Network Abdul Karim Paracha, president Dr Abdul Bari Khan, CEO (North) Dr Tasman, and marketing head Salman Hamid were included in the delegation. Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Hafiz Ammar Yasir MPA, Raasikh Elahi, former principal secretary GM Sikandar, former BoP president Hamesh Khan and others were also present. The CM approved handing over hospitals in Mianwali and Talagang to Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust and Indus Hospital. The operational management of mother and child hospital Mianwali will be given to Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust to be run on Indus Hospital modal while the management of THQ hospital Talagang and Ch. Parvez Elahi hospital would also be handed over to Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust. The Indus Hospital would ensure operational management of both the hospitals while mother and child hospital Mianwali and nursing college would be operationalised in partnership with Indus Hospital and Health Network, the CM added. The CM emphasised that the government was providing the best healthcare facilities in partnership with the private sector and added that patients would be given free medicine in government hospitals. Mian Muhammad Ahsan assured to early operationalise the Mianwali hospital while the CM was told that Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust and Indus Hospital are managing nine hospitals and regional blood centres while providing free treatment to 3.5 million patients annually. VC GCU meets CM:Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore Dr Asghar Zaidi met with Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and former federal minister Moonis Elahi at Chief Minister’s Office and discussed matters pertaining to the promotion of higher education in the province. The CM directed to devise a composite plan to develop the higher education sector according to modern needs adding that education facilities would be further increased for the GCUL students. The GCU Lahore is a distinguished institution and its problems would be resolved on a priority basis, he added. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi expressed his deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Ijaz Sindhu Chief Photographer of Daily Nai Baat. CM expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolence with the bereaved family. CM in his condolence message prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to the heirs to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.