Islamabad, March 22, 2016 (PPI-OT): In line with vision of Prime Minister universal health coverage “Prime Minister’s National Health Program” is striving to provide a cashless scheme for the poor people of Pakistan to access needed health care services in a phased manner. Through this scheme poor families will be provided with free of cost health cover to access secondary as well as priority disease treatment (only hospitalization) without any financial obligations. Program beneficiaries are poor families of Pakistan with daily income of $2 (Pak Rs. 200 per day) or less.
Prime Minister’s National Health Program (PMNHP) has been launched in two districts of Pakistan, Islamabad and Muzaffarabad and will soon be launched in Quetta. So far more than 1700 beneficiaries have been treated for various elements, ranges from simple appendectomy to open health surgeries, in the empaneled hospitals of the program.
Today, a triparty Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), has been signed between Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC), State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and Pakistan Bait Ul Mal through which support will be provided to the beneficiaries in emergency who have exhausted their limits during any given year. The MoU has been signed by Managing Director, Pakistan Bait Ul Mal, Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh, Chairperson State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Ms. Nargis Ghaloo and Senior Joint Secretary of Ministry of NHSRC, Dr. Amer Sheikh in the presence of Minister of State, Ms. Saira Afzal Tarrar.
On this occasion Minister of State briefed that this scheme is as per the vision of Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan and will bring drastic improvement in treatment and access to quality treatment of poorest and under privileged marginalized people of Pakistan.
In the end she appreciated the efforts of Managing Director Pakistan Bait Ul Mal and Chairperson State Life along with their team in providing services to the deserving families of Pakistan.
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