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Preparations Afoot to launch Universal Health Coverage Program in Punjab

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LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid joined the federal team via video link regarding the launching of the Universal Health Coverage Program at Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department here on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan and other officials. The participants reviewed arrangements regarding media coverage of the event.

The Health Minister said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan is providing universal health coverage to 29.3 million families of Punjab. This is fulfilment of a promise by the Prime Minister. The measures to launch the universal health coverage are being regularly reviewed.

NADRA and other institutions have been asked to verify and consolidate the data of all families. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar want to provide top quality healthcare services to people of Pakistan.”

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said all preparations on launching of the program are underway as per directions of the Prime Minister. Provision of basic health services is the responsibility of the state.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan said all institutions must start preparations for the launching of the Program. The program shall ensure much better healthcare services for common man.– HANDOUT