Health Ins Cards to bring relief for poor people: Alvi
ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi says government is taking all necessary steps to improve the health sector.
Addressing a health symposium organized at PIMS in Islamabad on Friday, he said social cushions like health cards will bring about a visible change in the lives of people as they will not have to worry for expenditures during any illness.
The President said medicine is a noble profession that serves the humanity and social standing of doctors needs to be improved. He emphasized the importance of medical research for improving the healthcare sector.
The President appreciated the role of Health Minister Amir Mehmood Kayani for bringing visible improvements in his ministry. He also congratulated the administration and staff of PIMS for expanding the facilities at hospital.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister for National Health Services Aamir Mahmood Kiani said the health card scheme will be launched today (Saturday). Under this scheme, twenty to twenty five million poor segments of the society will be provided with health cards.
The Minister said that the health budget which is currently 0.67 percent of the GDP will