Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the Sehat Insaf Card programme for the districts of Chakwal and Jhelum at a ceremony held in Chakwal on Wednesday. Mr. Buzdar distributed Sehat Insaf Cards among the deserving people of both the districts. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Government Degree College for Women Bhagowal which has been constructed with an amount of Rs. 11.18 crore.
He laid the foundation stone of entertainment park and water sports project at Dhoke Tahlian Lake which will be completed at an amount of Rs100 million. He laid the foundation stone of BS Block at Government Postgraduate College Chakwal. This project will be completed with an amount of Rs16 crore. Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of construction of link road and resort at Dharabi Lake in Chakwal. Rs8 crore will be spent on it.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Usman Buzdar said that he is feeling contended over fulfilling yet another promise of public service adding that Sehat Insaf Card is a mega project which will enable the deserving patients to get treated up to Rs7.20 lakh and this amount could be given again to the deserving people in case of need. 3.25 crore deserving people will be benefited from Sehat Insaf Card programme during the current year, he said. 30 percent of the total population in the province will be provided best health-cover through this scheme and the Sehat Insaf Cardholders would be able to get the treatment facility of eight major diseases including availing of emergency services.
Giving a detail, he said that more than 436 thousand deserving people will be facilitated through Sehat Insaf Card scheme in Chakwal. 29 percent population of Chakwal and 27 percent of Jhelum district will get health cover, he added. More than three lakh and thirty thousand deserving people will be covered through Sehat Insaf Card scheme in Jhelum, he added. He said that nine thousand beds have been increased in different hospitals during one year. The PTI government is constructing nine new hospitals in Punjab while no past government gave any attention to constructing new hospitals during the last 26 years, he added.
He said that a record 30 percent increase has been made in health cover adding that 99 schemes are included in the current ADP for Chakwal district which will be completed with an amount of more than Rs26.5 billion. The foundation stone of a number of projects has been laid today and the commitment of public service will be fulfilled at every cost, emphasised the chief minister. I consider Chakwal as my second home and it will be made a part of the development journey. I will personally review problems by visiting each tehsil of Chakwal, he maintained.