PM Imran Khan Launches Health Insurance Facility For Islamabad Residents
Umer Jamshaid Published January 26, 2022 | 12:50 PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday launched the Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card, a phenomenal health insurance for the residents of Islamabad with facility of medical treatment up to one million rupees in a year
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Jan, 2022 ) :Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday launched the Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card, a phenomenal health insurance for the residents of Islamabad with facility of medical treatment up to one million rupees in a year.
In Pakistan, he said, the launch of such facility was a "landmark step" to accommodate the people bearing the burden of expensive medical treatment.
He said the philosophy behind the Qaumi Sehat Card was in line with the goals of a socio-welfare State.
Also, the national security is in fact linked with the welfare of people who are made stakeholders in the interest of State, he added.
"This will prove as a defining moment in improvement of healthcare services in Pakistan," he said.
Imran Khan said the health card was a defining moment in encouraging private sector to join the medical network especially in rural areas and create an environment of competition for the public sector hospitals to improve their services.
He said Rs450 billion would be spent on health insurance programme.
He mentioned that the government was establishing five mother and child hospitals in view of the high mortality rate of neonatal and pregnancy complications.
PM's Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said the health insurance facility was being given to the citizens of the country for in-patient medical treatment for several diseases related to heart, cancer, neurological surgeries, accident, trauma and others.
He termed the health card a step towards the achievement of the goals of a socio-welfare State.
A special song prepared by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting titled 'Khushion Ka Jahan Pakistan Sub K Liye' (Pakistan, the place of happiness for all) sung by renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was played on the occasion.