ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Friday said the government had fulfilled the promise of providing free medical treatment to the poor segment of the society by launching National Health Programme.
“Issuance of health cards is a gift from the prime minister for the poor segment of society,” he said while addressing a news conference along Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar in Islamabad.
Pervaiz Rashid said PML-N had promised in its manifesto to provide comprehensive national health services in cooperation with the private sector.
He said 2015 was the year of political stability as the government had overcome chaotic situation and revived the ailing economy through prudent economic policies. He said under a policy schools were being upgraded to improve the quality of education.
The minister said the government was striving hard day and night to provide better treatment facilities to the people.
Saira Afzal Tarar said free treatment would be provided to patients suffering from seven fatal diseases like diabetes, heart cancer and liver impairment.
She said initially the PC-1 of program was approved for three years worth Rs9 billion.
The minister said health cards would be issued to two million families in 15 districts in the first phase.