2.5 crore Pakistanis to be issued with health insurance cards

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2.5 crore Pakistanis to be issued with health insurance cards

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Amir Mehmood Kiani has said that the government was going to start health insurance programme in the country and it will distribute 25 million Health Insurance Cards (HIC) to the poor people in coming days.

Talking to a news channel, he said the government was going to establish four new hospitals in Islamabad for facilitating the masses.

The minister said government hospitals of Islamabad had been facing shortage of staff since long time and we were advertising new jobs for filling vacant seats. He said a nursing university would be established in Islamabad soon as there was shortage of nurses in the country and budget of Rupees ten billion was allocated in this regard.

He said the people would see improvement in all sectors and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government will put the country on the path of development and prosperity. Replying to a question, he said previous governments did not pay attention on education and health sectors.