PM’s health programme
Eous very year a large number of people in Pakistan suffer from vari
non-communicable diseases. Due to poverty they are unable to afford treatment cost and most of them die. According to WHO, Pakistan ranks at number sixth in terms of the patients affected by tuberculosis. So the people desperately need help in their health issues. On December 31, 2015, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif launched the National Health Programme in the Federal capital, Islamabad and in AJK capital, Muzaffarabad, on February 25, 2016. On May 2, 2016 PM launched the NHP in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan. Under the programme the treatment would be offered at both public and private hospitals with Rs. 50,000 on PM’s card for treatment of common diseases and 300,000 for treatment of serious medical conditions. This limit could be extended to Rs 600,000 if funds run out during treatment at hospital. Prime Minister’s NHP is a milestone towards social welfare reforms; ensuring that the identified underprivileged citizens across the country get access to their entitled medical health care in a swift and dignified manner without any financial obligations. The NHP is a brightening hope for the people of Pakistan. We hope it will not disappoint the poor patients.
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