Novartis Limited Pakistan delegates call on Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani to brief about proposed project for cancer patients

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Islamabad, October 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): A delegate of Novartis Ltd Pakistan lead by M Javed Islam Head Market Access and IAM called on Federal Minister for National Health Services Mr. Aamer Mehmood Kiani today in the meeting CEO, DRAP was also present. Novartis Head Market Access M Javed Islam briefed about the proposed Sharing Cost Model for the access of 100% free cancer treatment for the patients of cancer form Islamabad, GB and AJ and K.

This proposal is a unique public private partnership between Federal Govt and Novartis Company to treat 7 different kinds of cancer at PIMS Islamabad. All four provinces are already signed an MoU with Novartis Ltd Pakistan where more than 9000 thousand patients are getting 100% free access for consultation , diagnosis and treatment at their door step in designated centers.

The Key features of Sharing cost Model described by Novartis delegate are

Proposed SCM project will be for the period of 5 years by signing the MoU between the Federal Govt and Novartis Ltd Pakistan.

More than 400 patients from Islamabad GB and AJ and K will get 100% free treatment.

7 different types of cancer will be treated at PIMS.

Federal Government will contribute 9% share and rest of 91% treatment cost will borne by Novartis Ltd Pakistan. During meeting Federal Minister appreciated the proposal for the free treatment of cancer patients from Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJ and K. The Minister said in accordance with Prime Minister Imran Khan health is over priority. The Minister assured taking all measures for early start of this project to assist the needy cancer patients.

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