Punjab Specialized Healthcare Department has given approval in principle for launch of Health Insurance Scheme in nineteen districts of the province.

The decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid in Lahore on Sunday.

Addressing the meeting, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid said under this scheme, financial protection will be provided to low-income people.

She directed for completing the file work at earliest to get formal approval for the scheme from provincial cabinet.