Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan is the only country in the world to introduce such a unique ambitious program for providing free health facility to its citizens.
Addressing the launching ceremony of the scheme, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan is the only country in the world to introduce such a unique ambitious program for providing free health facility to its citizens.
He said through this card people cannot only get free treatment in government hospitals but also in private ones of their choice.
The Prime Minister said health issues create economic problems for the people and our vision behind this scheme is to at least relieve them of the economic suffering when they get ill.
He said when people own their country, only then the country achieves the ideal of national security but when people are deprived of their basic needs how would they think of the nation and national interest.
Earlier, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan said this Sehat Sahulat Card is a step toward a welfare state.
He said for now this facility is for In-patients only but in future it will be expanded for outdoor patients.
He said 23 new hospitals are being established in the province including 8 mother and child hospitals while 158 hospitals have been upgraded. He said we want to make Punjab a model province in health sector.