Message from the Health Minister

Thumbnail Image As the Health Minister of Pakistan, it is my pleasure to write for Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore. Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex is one of the premier medical institutes in the country providing excellent medical care and producing high quality postgraduate medical doctors for the last three decades. There is a shortage of doctors all over the world, more so in our country. We have a very high infant and maternal mortality rate. The average age of a Pakistani is 61 years compared to 81 years in the developed world. Our average age has increased to 61 years from 40 years in 1978. In 1971 there were only 3000 doctors in the country. The Government is determined to ensure provision of the best healthcare facility to every citizen of the country.

Dr. Nadeem Jan
Honorable Health Minister of Pakistan