PM to launch health cards programme for tribal districts today

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce Sehat Insaf card programme for tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Friday.
PM Imran Khan will make the announcement at the Governor House during his visit to Peshawar.
PM Khan had launched the first phase of health card scheme for Islamabad on Feb 4. Sources informed the gathering would be held Friday evening, adding some important figures were also invited to attend the gathering.
In the second phase, people from tribal areas are being given health cards. Some of the people from tribal districts have been invited to the event. Under the scheme, the treatment for angioplasty, brain surgery, cancer and other diseases will be done free of cost.
At least 15 million people will benefit from this policy. The card holders could receive medical facilities up to Rs 720,000. The medical facilities would be available in more than 150 private and government hospitals.
At the time of launching ceremony, PM Khan had said “eradicating poverty is central to our all policies,” adding that people become poor owing to expenses of their medical treatment.
“A poor man who makes his ends meet after much difficulty can not afford medical treatments,” the facility of Sehat card will ease the issues faced by poor citizens, the prime minister continued.
It is not easy to behold a family member suffering from cancer, “when my mother was diagnosed with cancer, we had to take her abroad for treatment as there was no cancer hospital,” he recalled.
On Jan 1, Prime Minis­ter Khan had ordered to provide health cards to 500,000 families in the former Federal Administered Tri­bal Areas by the end of January.

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