Punjab Government makes new announcement over health cards

Punjab Government makes new announcement over health cards

Punjab’s Minister of Health, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, announced that the government of Punjab will issue health cards to 45 percent of the population by June.

The announcement was made following Dr. Rashid’s meeting with the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan alongside the Special Assistant to the PM on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan on Monday. ------------------------------

The minister briefed the premier regarding the issuance of health cards to 22.2 million families across the province within the next 12 months.

She also apprised him that the residents of the seven districts of Sahiwal and the Dera Ghazi Khan division will be provided with the health cards worth 720,000 rupees per family by June while the remaining districts of the Punjab will receive them by the end of 2021.

The PM lauded the measures taken by the Punjab Health Department to provide basic health facilities to every citizen of the province. ------------------------------


He said, “the government is striving hard to improve the health facilities in the government hospitals”.

Besides improving the system in the public sector hospitals, the government is providing cheaper land to private hospitals to ensure that no needy family is deprived of treatment due to the unavailability of resources, he added.