‘Govt ensuring common man’s welfare thru equal distribution of education, health resources’
LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Sunday said that the Punjab government would provide Rs400 billion for the universal healthcare programme launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“The current government is ensuring welfare of the common man through equal distribution of resources on health and education facilities. It is on the top of the PTI’s manifesto,” he said in a statement.
Usman Buzdar maintained that launch of the Naya Pakistan Sehat Card would not only reduce the pressure on government hospitals but also ensure the growth of the private health sector. “Allah Almighty has given us an opportunity to serve the deprived segments of society. Under the leadership of PM Imran Khan, promises are being fulfilled made to people by the government,” he said.
CM Buzdar says Naya Pakistan Sehat Card will not only reduce pressure on public hospitals but also ensure growth of private health sector
The chief minister further stated that Naya Pakistan Sehat Card programme had been launched in Lahore, DG Khan and Sahiwal divisions. “It will be launched in Rawalpindi division on January 20, in Faisalabad division on February 9 and in Multan division on February 22. The Naya Pakistan Sehat Card project will be launched in Bahawalpur division on March 2, in Gujranwala division on March 22 and in Sargodha division on March 31,” he added. He said that under the Universal Healthcare Programme, the number of beds had also been increased from 10,000 to 30,000. “Similarly,” he added, “the number of public and private hospitals on the panel has been increased from 43 to 150.” He said that Naya Pakistan Sehat Card would be used in the treatment of deadly diseases including cancer. “This card will also provide treatment in heart disease, hepatitis, liver disease, TB, AIDS, emergency, and fractures,” the CM said. “By the end of March this year, three crore families including 11.5 crore people will have access to free medical treatment worth Rs1 million. A project like Naya Pakistan Qoumi Sehat Card is unprecedented,” he averred.