80,389 people have benefited from Sehat Sahulat Programme

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A total of 80,389 people have so far benefited from the Sehat Sahulat Programme in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it was told in a meeting in Islamabad on Friday.

The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan and it reviewed the provision of quality health facilities to deserving people under the National Health Card Programme in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It was informed in the meeting that the Sehat Sahulat Programme has been expanded to all 36 districts of Punjab and so far about 5.1 million families have been registered under the programme.

Under the programme, every deserving family is being provided health cover worth Rs 720,000.

It was further briefed that 120,000 families have been registered under the programme in a month and half.

In addition, it was told that so far, 235 hospitals have been included in the panel.

In his remarks, the prime minister said that the provision of quality healthcare to people, particularly weak segments of the society, is a priority of the government.

The prime minister said that the provision of health facilities to the poor is mandatory, not optional.

Imran Khan directed the Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid to review universal health coverage initially in two major cities of Punjab on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.