LAHORE - Maryam Nawaz, the new face of Pakistan Muslim League-N entering the politics, on Saturday hoped that after coming into power in the Center, they would give the health sector a status of industry. This will be done in order to give best possible opportunities to doctors, nurses and other medical staff associated with this sector. This will also stop the brain drain, she said. Addressing the inaugural function of OPD evening shift at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Maryam said, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif gives special importance to the uplift of the health and education sectors. For the first time in the history of the province maximum funds have been allocated to the health sector in the current fiscal year. She said that provision of free medicine and free dialysis and a pay package of Rs5.5 billion for doctors was a candid proof of this fact. To eradicate the worst virus of dengue, she said, the CM took necessary steps, which helped lower the death rate in the patients. On Dr Afia Siddiqui, Maryam said the approach of the PML N and the people was the same. She said in the PML-N government, the citizens would not be handed over to other countries for dollars. Responding to the students questions she said that the economy of the country was facing crisis due to corruption, irregularities and bad governance. She said that the country could not make progress till the elimination of corruption and observing merit at all levels. Replying to another question, she said that provision of equal opportunities of education and treatment to the poor and the rich is part of the PML-N policy. She said that Daanish School System would be introduced throughout the country so that the class division could be eliminated. She disclosed that the free education was provided to the poor and deserving students in all educational institutions being run under Mian Sharif Trust. She assured the resolution of problems and demands put forth by doctors and nurses and said that she would not only convey these problems to the Chief Minister, but would also take personal interest for their resolution. The demands included early completion of construction of new block of 400 beds, upgradation of urology department, construction of hostel for doctors, improving facilities in mess, increasing paid seats for nurses. Maryam Nawaz also announced financial assistance for a poor student from Dera Ghazi Khan on this occasion. Advisor to Chief Minister Begum Zakiya Shahnawaz, Principal Prof. Rakshanda Tayyab and MS Dr. Ejaz Sheikh also addressed on this occasion.