For Punjab, the Prime Minister has launched the Naya Pakistan National Sehat Card

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday began distributing health cards in Punjab. Under the Naya Pakistan National Sehat Card scheme. Beginning in Lahore. the Prime Minister has launched the Naya Pakistan National Sehat Card.

Every household in the province would be able to receive medical treatment for up to Rs1 million per year at both government and private facilities thanks to the health cards.

The premier, speaking at the inauguration, called it a “revolutionary step.”

“None of the governments in the past took such a bold decision of providing Rs1 million health insurance to the entire population,” the PM said.

The prime minister praised Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the health minister, and the entire project team.

PM Remarks:

“In pursuit of the predecessors’ aim of making Pakistan an Islamic welfare state. ” he stated, “the Punjab administration has proceeded on a track that will improve the country.”

The PM further stated that roughly 30 million families will benefit from the health insurance facility. Which will cost the government Rs400 billion.

the Prime Minister has launched the Naya Pakistan National Sehat Card

“Our forefathers had dreamed to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state but unfortunately it could not be develop on that course,” PM Imran said.

He add that unfortunately, no welfare state was formed in the Muslim world after Madinah and, in fact. The Scandinavian states were close to that model

“Denmark, Norway and Sweden always believed in inclusive growth and had compassion for the weaker segment,” he said. “Any individual or nation abiding by the teachings of Allah Almighty will get His blessings,” he added.

He said that Pakisan has more resources than all the Scandinavian countries but they were more prosperous by having adopted the model of a welfare state.

The Punjab government:

“Today, the Punjab government took a step to put the country on the course of uplifting this nation… We want to turn Pakistan [into] what it was established for. If we don’t opt that course, it will be great treachery with the Indian Muslims who had voted for it,” he remarked.

The PM went on to say that in the past, certain leaders claimed to be able to turn Pakistan into an Asian Tiger. Which he said was no better than the idea of a Madinah-style welfare state.

The prime minister assured the audience that time will show that the Sehat Card plan. Which involves nearly equal funding, will produce significantly better results than Metro buses or the Orange Train.

He said all families across the province will get the Sehat Card by March. Also resolved to replicate the model in Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Sehat Card, according to the prime minister, will encourage the private sector to build hospitals even in rural places, resulting in the development of health facilities across the province.

He state that the government will close government hospitals in far-flung places where doctors refused to be post in order to save money.

He also stated that the government will encourage the private sector to develop its network of private hospitals by enabling duty-free medical equipment imports.

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Silent revolution:

The prime minister told the audience that the government’s proposal of housing construction loans by banks for the salaried class, after the government removed all hurdles, was ushering in a silent revolution.

People had applied for loans worth Rs260 billio. He said, of which Rs110 billion had been authorised and Rs34 billion had already been issued.

PM Imran stated that nearly two million individuals have received interest-free financing for house construction through the Kamyab Pakistan Program. Farmers and others also given a loan of Rs0.5 million to help them start their own companies.

Almost 54 percent of the population received a 30 percent subsidy on the purchase of ghee, wheat, and pulses. Under the Ehsaas Ration scheme.

The prime minister has already presented Sehat Cards to the recipients.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar stated in his speech that the province government has earmarked Rs399 billion for the health budget. Up from Rs169 billion between 2013 and 2018.

He stated that 23 major hospitals nearing completion, that 158 health facilities had upgraded. That 78 projects were in the works.

The minister also revealed that the provincial government has spent Rs37.5 billion on medication purchases.

Furthermore, Buzdar indicated that the government will soon fulfil its pledge to fill 100,000 positions.

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