MULTAN: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Thursday formal launched ‘Sehat Insaf Cards (health card) scheme here at Multan Arts Council.
She said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government cleared cheques worth over one billion rupees, which had been pending since the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML- N) era.
About Health cards benefits, Dr Yasmin said that 1,200 people from Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh, etc., had been operated upon free of cost so far under the Sehat Insaf scheme. Also, Rs 72,000, in addition to Rs 360,000, would be given to patients whose treatment would not be completed with this amount, and added that the card was valid for panel hospitals both public and private across Punjab.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is the first premier who had gone to Rajanpur, the most backward district of the province and disbursed cards there, the minister said.
She said that the health card was the first initiative to eradicate poverty from the country.
Later, Dr Yasmin, along with Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik and other parliamentarians of the PTI, distributed cards among the poor and deserving people.
Talking to the media, she said that prices of medicines have gone up due to increase in dollar rate. She said that sufficient stock of all important medicines including anti-rabies (dog bite) and anti-venom (snake bite) were available at all public hospitals of the province.