Health Minister directed to start Prime Minister’s National Health Program immediately in new fifteen distracts of Pakistan

Islamabad, January 02, 2018 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar chaired a meeting to review the progress made by Prime Minister’s National Health Program in Pakistan. The meeting was attended by Secretary NHSRC, Director General Health, Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan along with his team and team from NADRA and Punjab Health Initiative Management Company.

During the meeting Minister was given a presentation by program management on the status of program implementation in all districts. During the meeting Minister directed to start the PMNHP in twelve new districts at earliest. The new districts include Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Lodhran, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khushab, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Hafizabad (Punjab), Noshwroferoze (Sindh), Killa Abdullah and Khuzdar (Balochistan).

During meeting Minister reassured that no stone will be left un-turn in order to improve services for the poor beneficiaries of Pakistan. She also assured to take all necessary actions in the light of Honourable Prime Minister’s directives of expanding Prime Minister’s National Health Program all across Pakistan to provide free of cost health insurance to poor families whose daily income is below Rs. 200 per day. In the end Minister thanked all the participants, especially Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation, for extending time, support and services to provide relief to poor families of Pakistan.

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