Lahore, December 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to early complete ongoing health projects so as to provide the best medical facilities to the citizens. While chairing a meeting at his office on Monday which was attended by Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, health secretaries and others, the CM added that Naya Pakistan Health Card would be launched from the Lahore division from January and the facility would be extended to Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala and Sargodha divisions by March 31.
Around 400 billion rupees would be spent on universal health insurance program in the next three years, he counted. It is a historic initiative to provide Naya Pakistan Health Card to every citizen in the province which would provide the annual free medical facility of one million rupees to each family, he stated and repeated that improving healthcare facilities was a priority agenda of the government.
The CM emphasized that holistic reforms would help to revamp the archaic health system to provide the most modern health facilities to the general public. A number of health schemes would be completed in 2022 including three state-of-the-art emergencies in the provincial metropolis, he added and reiterated that provision of the best healthcare system to the masses was an agenda of the PTI-led government.
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