The Minister for Health and Family Welfare Punjab Brahm Mohindra today, ordered all civil surgeons to plant trees in the government hospitals to mark celebrations on ‘World Environment Day”.
In a statement issued here, Health Minister said that in order to protect atmosphere as well as disease less lifestyle, Punjab Government has chalked out an extensive plan to plant trees in the government hospitals on the occasion of World Environment Day-2017. He said that government hospitals especially in the rural areas likewise Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres and Mini Primary Health Centres have ample open space for the plantation.
He said that United Nation Environment seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5 June, ‘World Environment Day’ on Wednesday and theme of the day is "Connecting People to Nature”.
Mohindra said that Punjab Government is committed to provide pollution free and healthy life style to the people of state. To accomplish this propose the health department is all set to initiate the Plantation Drive to protect nature by planting trees in government health institutions across the state.
The Minister opined that after five to ten years these trees would provide relief and comfort to the patients besides giving a green soothing look to the hospitals.