ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a meeting to review the National Health Insurance programme in Islamabad.
The meeting reviewed the status and progress made in regard to finalisation and launch of National Health Insurance.
PM Nawaz directed the concerned to ensure an effective execution and monitoring of this crucially important health initiative.
He said that the program is aimed at providing free treatment tothe poor who are unable to pay for their medical treatment.
“Poverty cannot be eliminated without curing the diseases of ailing poor”, stressed the Prime Minister.
The premier further directed that the program should be carried out in phases to filter out deficiencies, if any, during the implementation stage. He said that an awareness campaign is necessary so that the people are fully conscious about the programme and nature of diseases covered under it.
The meeting was also attended by Maryam Nawaz, State Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar, spokesperson for the PM Musadiq Malik and senior officials of the government.