Khan emphasizes spending on wellbeing of masses


Sehat Insaf Card launched

Peshawar—Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan Wednesday said that strengthening of human development and national institutions could build a strong Pakistan and asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to devote itself for the services of people.
He said this as a Chief Guest during launching ceremony of “Sehat Insaf Card” here at a hotel. Beside others Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Senior Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai, Minister for Education Atif Khan, Minister for Public Health and Engineer Shah Farman and Secretary Health Abid Majeed and others attended the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion PTI Chief Imran Khan said that no society can develop without human development, so money should be spent on their wellbeing, adding “today I feel very happy that KP government has launched a good programme for poor people in health sector.”
He said that poor people in the current scenario are worried about meal so how could they afford to pay for so much on treatment at hospitals. He said that the KP government was a big challenge for his party due to various issues. “I feel great now to witness real changes taking place in government departments.”
Imran Khan advised his party’s government in KP to struggle further hard and facilitate the masses, adding that if the government performs well and actually deliver, then it would not need to spend billion of rupees on advertisement.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said that the KP was being criticized for not executing mega projects. He said the provision of basic facilities including health and education were among the top priorities of his government. He said that when PTI came to power in the province, there was nothing and all the departments had looted national exchequer and the past governments did nothing but just wasted their times.
He said that PTI government first made various government bodies autonomous and gave free hand to police and other departments to streamline their affairs, adding the government introduced around 100 legislations as part of efforts to ensure good governance.
Senior Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai said on the occasion pragmatic measures are being taken in health sector to provide basic facilities to people at their doorstep. The KP government, he said, has appointed 1100 doctors and 2700 more would be appointed soon.
Earlier, Secretary Health Abid Majid briefed the participants of the event regarding “Sehat Insaf Card” and said that it is a scheme of Rs 15 billion, initially introduced for a period of two years by KP government.
He said that 51 percent population from across the province would be ultimate beneficiaries of the card, adding that maximum eight persons of a family would avail the treatment up to Rs 30,000 each individual and Rs 300,000 per family annually.—APP

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