Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card Program to bring revolution in health sector: Yasmin

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Says cards distributed to 100% population of Punjab

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has stated that according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Cards have been distributed to the 100% population of Punjab and added this Program will bring revolution in health sector.

She stated that So far one mil-lion people have received free treatment from empaneled public and private hospit-als. Prime Minister Imran Khan has fulfilled his promise to provide free health facilities to the all population of Punjab.

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has expressed these views while chaired the chaired the 7th Cabinet Standing Committee meeting on Universal Health Insurance along with Finance Minister Ha-shim Jawan Bukht.

Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi, Finance Secretary Iftikhar Amjad, Special Secretary Finance Silwat Saeed, Special Secretary SH&ME Dr. Asif Tufail, CEO Punjab Healthcare Commis-sion, CEO Punjab Health Initiatives Man-agement Company, Additional Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare De-partment and other officials were present in the meeting.

The Health and Finance Ministers reviewed in detail the treatment facilities under the Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card in empaneled public and private hospitals in Punjab. Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Dr. Ahmad Javed Qazi gave a detailed briefing on the steps taken through Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card during the meeting.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said, “According to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Cards have been distributed to the 100% population of Pun-jab. So far one one million people have received free treatment from empaneled public and private hospitals. Prime Minis-ter Imran Khan has fulfilled his promise to provide free health facilities to the all population of Punjab. We have tried our best to provide maximum facilities to the people of Punjab through Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card. More than 800 public and private hospitals have been empa-neled in Punjab for Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card. More than 5,000 patients very day are receiving free medical treatment through the Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card. So far, 175,000 people have availed free kidney treatment, 135,000 patients cataract and 27,000 patients availed car-diac treatment and thousands have availed free caesarean section.

Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Ja-van Bakht said the Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card Program will prove to be a game changer. He said the government has started a new era in healthcare by providing free health insurance facility to the all population. He said the govern-ment had allocated a huge amount of Rs. 400 billion for the health card facility to the people of Punjab.

 

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