Punjab CM directs strict implementation of anti-corona SOPs to remain safe from virus
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the strict implementation of anti-corona SOPs to remain safe from this virus.
He was talking to Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid who called on him at his office to discuss measures for safety from the fifth corona wave and the progress made on the New Pakistan National Health Card program.
The chief minister said that keeping in view of the current wave, citizens need to be more careful. He asked the health department to continue its sensitization campaign and the process of administering booster doses to the citizens is expedited as the door-to-door vaccination facility is provided by the government.
He said the New Pakistan National Health Card is the flagship program of the PTI-led government which would provide free treatment of one million rupees to every family in a year. Meanwhile, the number of beds has been increased from 10 thousand to 30 thousand under the universal healthcare program along with enhancing the number of public and private sector hospitals on panel from 43 to 150, he maintained.
The New Pakistan National Health Card will be used for the treatment of deadly diseases including cancer. In case of heart disease, hepatitis, liver disease, TB, AIDS, emergency, and fracture, free treatment will be provided through private hospitals across the province; CM Buzdar said and announced that free medical facilities would be made available to 30 million families and 115 million people by March this year.
Secretary specialized healthcare and medical education department and Principal Secretary to CM were also present on the occasion.