Govt taking measures to improve existing health facilities: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said provision of basic facilities and resolving common people’s problems are the fundamental responsibilities of the government.

Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of Mother and Child Hospital and Nursing Training Centre in Rawalpindi this afternoon, he said the government is taking measure improve existing health facilities and establish new hospitals where needed.

Imran Khan said the government has launched health insurance card under which a family can get medical treatment at private or government hospitals upto 7,20,000 rupees.

He said the government has started Ehsas program to mitigate sufferings of common people. He said shelter homes were established across Pakistan, where laborers and passengers can stay, along with food facility free of cost.

The Prime Minister said loans will be given to youth. He said goats, hens, and cattle will be provided to poor families in villages so that they can become financially independent.

He said affordable houses will be provided to common people under the housing scheme launched recently.

Imran Khan said he fully realizes that inflation has gone up in the country. He said tough days will soon end as the country is passing through difficult times. Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said Sehat Insaf Card scheme will soon be introduced in Rawalpindi. He said 157 billion rupees have been provided for 473 development projects in Rawalpindi Division.

The Chief Minister said Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology will be upgraded to center of excellence for heart related diseases along with a facilitation center for rehabilitation of patients suffering from paralysis.

The Chief Minister announced that ring road will be constructed at a cost of 50 billion rupees and signal free expressway will be completed with 70 billion rupees.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Mother and Child Hospital will have 11 operation theaters to facilitate the people of Rawalpindi. He said he has established 60 educational institutions for women and now Lai Express will be completed with a total length of 21 kilometers.

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