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PM Directs For Universal Health Coverage Initially In Two Major Cities Of Punjab

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan says provision of quality healthcare to people, particularly weak segments of the society, is a priority of the government.

He was chairing a review meeting on provision of quality health facilities to deserving people under National Health Card Program in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, in Islamabad on Friday.

The Prime Minister said provision of health facilities to the poor is mandatory, not optional.

He directed the Punjab Health Minister to review universal health coverage initially in two major cities of Punjab on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Prime Minister was informed that Sehat Sahulat Programme has been expanded to all thirty-six districts of Punjab and so far, about 5.1 million families have been registered under this programme.

Under the programme, every deserving family is being provided health cover worth 720,000 rupees.

The meeting was apprised that a total of 80,389 people have so far benefited from the program this year.