PM requests that provinces assist with people benefit from health scheme

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial governments to require measures to supply the people with maximum benefits of the federal government’s Sehat Sahulat Card Programme (SSCP).

Under the SSCP, universal health coverage is being provided to the poor people.

Presiding over a gathering , the prime minister asked the federal and provincial governments and State life assurance Corporation (SLIC) to line up special units to watch implementation of the programme.

Terming the programme a historic initiative within the health sector of the country, the prime minister said: “It is for the primary time that a government has launched a comprehensive health project to facilitate the weakest segments of society.”

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He expressed satisfaction over the relief being given to the masses under the health card programme and said it might encourage the private sector hospitals to hitch hands with the govt and ensure provision of health services in rural and remote areas of the country.

A detailed briefing was given to the prime minister on the supply of health cards in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, along side the amount of beneficiaries and therefore the expenditure incurred on the scheme.

Monsoon alert

Prime Minister Imran Khan cautioned the people to require special care because the heavy monsoon rains started lashing different parts of the country.

The prime minister took notice of things and directed the national emergency service to stay high aware of deal with any untoward situation.

“I have also directed all relevant response agencies including the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to get on high alert with ready and rapid emergency response actions,” he tweeted.



Islamabad witnessed heavy urban flooding and its certain areas, including E-11 Sector, were submerged within the rain water.

Tourism

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan called on the prime minister and apprised him that the provincial government had devised a comprehensive policy to facilitate local and foreign tourists within the province.

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