ISLAMABAD, (May 26, 2021): Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said now with the extension of health card facility to every family of the Punjab province, the poor people would no longer have to worry about the medical treatment.
Addressing the launching ceremony of Sehat Sahulat card for Sahiwal and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions, the prime minister said every family in these two divisions could now avail health treatment worth Rs720,000. They could get health facilities in all the public and private hospitals alike.
As informed by the Punjab minister for health, Rs 300,000 additional amount could be given to the deserving families when required, he added.
The prime minister said the system of universal health coverage initiative was new for the countrymen and stressed that they would have to keep vigilance.
” It will become a safety net and end health concerns of the poor people,” he added.
The prime minister also underlined the need to encourage the private sector to fully participate in health initiatives.
He observed that the government-owned lands could be offered to the private sector at affordable prices for the construction of hospitals and other health facilities especially in the far flung areas of the country.
The prime minister said he wanted that every family in Punjab should have health card facility.