Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday launched the PM’s revolutionary National Health Programme in Narowal aimed at catering to the health-care needs of people earning less than Rs 200 a day.
The programme in Punjab has been launched in four districts and would benefit 134,000 families in Narowal alone. Health care cards would be provided to the families through a transparent computerised system.
Under the programme, the deserving people suffering from seven major diseases would be provided medical treatment up to the cost of Rs 300,000.
The patients would be able to get additional medical care of Rs 300,000 in case the total cost exceeds the initial payment.
The programme was launched in Rahim Yar Khan and has been expanded to Narowal, Khanewal and Sargodha, benefitting 3.5 million patients.