Govt’s health card programme to benefit 30m families in Punjab, says Hasaan
LAHORE – Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) for Information and Punjab government’s spokesman Hasaan Khawar Monday said that Naya Pakistan Health Card Programme was one of a kind—the largest welfare programme in the history of the country which will directly benefit 30 million families in Punjab. In a statement, he said that free treatment of up to Rs1 million would be available on the health card. He said that the Punjab government intended to inject Rs440 billion in health sector in the following three years which would generate significant investment in the private health sector. “This is the real change that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has brought about, as promised,” he added. Hasaan said: “Our government is introducing projects with far-reaching impact at the grass-root level, instead of so-called mega projects with minimum impact,” he said. He added that the government’s public welfare programmes would be a practical manifestation of the dream of welfare state and State of Madina.
Hasaan said that the method of governance had then transformed under the leadership of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. “The government is working to upgrade health, education and justice facilities and also to make the affects of these facilities long-lasting,” he added.