Health card to pro­vide free ser­vices to the poor

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MUS­CAT: Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Pak­istan’s Min­is­ter for Na­tional Health Ser­vices, has an­nounced that a health in­sur­ance scheme that will pro­vide free ser­vices to the poor will be launched in the com­ing months, the gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan has an­nounced.

Ac­cord­ing to the Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan’s online state­ment, “Min­is­ter for Na­tional Health Ser­vices Aamir Mehmood Kiani has said the health in­sur­ance scheme will be launched for poor seg­ments of so­ci­ety in the next few months. The Min­is­ter also an­nounced the con­struc­tion of three hos­pi­tals in the fed­eral cap­i­tal.”

The scheme was ini­ti­ated by Pak­istan’s Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan and aims to pro­vide free treat­ment to peo­ple who’re eco­nom­i­cally back­ward.

Ac­cord­ing to Im­ran Khan’s online state­ment, “Re­forms in ed­u­ca­tion and health sec­tor have been made and pro­vi­sion of the health card will go a long way in pro­vid­ing free health ser­vices to poor seg­ments.”

As the cur­rent rul­ing party of Pak­istan — Pak­istan Tehreek-eIn­saf (PTI) — com­pletes more than 100 days, health fa­cil­i­ties, one of the many sec­tors, are be­ing im­proved.

Talk­ing about the work that the rul­ing party has al­ready done, Pak­istan’s Min­is­ter for Na­tional Health Ser­vices, Aamir Mehmood Kiani said, “Un­der the Na­tional Health Min­istry, Pak­istan In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences also took steps to pro­vide pa­tients with free medicines and fa­cil­i­ties in the first hun­dred days of the gov­ern­ment,” he added.

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