Health Minister launches Prime Ministers National Health Program in Abbotabad

2017-06-19

Islamabad, June 19, 2017: Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar on Monday launched Prime Minister's National Health Program in Abbotabad by distributing health cards among enrolled families below the poverty line in a ceremony in Abbotabad. Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, public representatives and notables of the district were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony Saira Afzal Tarar said under the prigram 30, 521 families are being provided health cards for free treatment from empaneled pubiic and private sector hospitals. Under the direction of the Prime Minister the program is being expanded to the entire country in a phased manner. She highlighted that this was the largest health initiative providing free services to the poorest of the poor for the very first time. We believe in delivering to the masses and our work speaks for itself she said. Under the program those who could not imagine getting highly expensive procedures and operations done, are getting this facility free of cost. We donot believe in hollow slogans and mere campaigning on social media. Today the situation in Pakistan is much better then when we were voted in by the people in 2013. There is a sea change in the security situation, the energy crisis is being resolved with zero industrial loadshedding and domestic loadshedding on its way out. Massive improvement has been seen in macroeconomic stability. CPEC project has been launched and Pakistan is being seen as a top destination for investment. She vowed to continue to serve the masses and said nothing will stop their march towards progress and changing the destiny of people of the country.

 

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi also spoke on the occasion and thanked the Prime Minister and Minister Saira Afzal Tarar on behalf of the people of Abbotabad for launching a program that would cater to the critical health needs of the poor.