30 million families to be provided health cards next year: Health Minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani has said that the federal government is going to include 30 million families in the ambit of health card during next year.


While speaking after he inaugurated the newly installed CT scan machine at National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM) in Islamabad on Tuesday for providing best possible medical and diagnostic facilities to the patients, the minister said that in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, health facilities are being improved to provide quality health care.

The minister said that we are making utmost efforts under direction of the prime minister to bring improvement in the health sector.

“We will remove all obstacles in the way of provision of quality health care to the masses,” he said.

Aamer Kiani said that the people will soon see visible improvement in quality of care in the government hospital.

In addition, the minister applauded the steps and initiatives taken by NIRM for providing expensive medical tests and diagnostic facilities like CT and MRI free of cost to the poor and disabled patients.

The minister desired in up-gradation of all the departments of NIRM, and assured his full support and cooperation all the time for any such initiative taken by the NIRM management in this perspective.

During his visit, it was apprised that necessary step may further be taken for the up-gradation of physiotherapy and speech therapy departments within shortest possible time.

The health minister visited the entire area of the hospital, wards and various departments and appreciated the management for providing excellent health care facilities to the patents coming to NIRM from all around the Country. He desired to set NIRM as state of the art hospital by expanding its infrastructure, providing new medical and diagnostic equipments by replacing the obsolete ones.

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