Health Card Launched in Punjab – Speeches of Health Minister and PM Khan.
After launching it on Federal level, Health Card has been launched in Punjab now.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, CM Punjab Usman Buzdar, Minister of Health, Punjab, Dr. Yasmin Rashid and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were present in the ceremony.
Let’s take a look at the features and eligibility of this card.
- Free treatment for up to 720,000 PKR
- Treatment in Government as well as selected private hospitals as well.
- 9 major diseases covered.
- Burial allowance in case the patient dies.
- 1000 rupees for traveling allowance. Traveling from home to hospitals.
- 7.2 Million families and 35 million people of Punjab to be covered in 2019.
- People with less than 2 dollars of income a day or less than 15000 Rs per month.
- Only the people below the poverty line are eligible for now.
- The middle class will be eligible in the second phase.
Provision/Distribution of health card:
- No need to register anywhere.
- The card will be automatically provided by the Government.
- Everyone who is eligible will be contacted by the Government.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech:
Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the administration of Punjab Health Ministry. Says it was a much-needed step for the general public.
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He appreciates the fact that this health card initiative has been started from the most backward and less-developed areas of Punjab.
Minister of Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid Speech:
Dr. Yasmin Rasheed has been leading this initiative from the front foot. She thanks the prime minister of Pakistan for attending the ceremony.
Minister of Health, Punjab, has briefly described the salient features of this card. We have listed them down for you at the top of this thread.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s Speech:
Minister of foreign affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes his speech in the local language of Saraiki.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi states that Prime Minister Imran Khan has chosen Rajanpur for a reason. It is the border of Sindh and Punjab and one of the less developed areas of the province.