Health card to provide free services to the poor
Times News Service
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.