Extend health programme to entire country

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From Our Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the federal government will implement the National Health Program (PMNHP) in the entire country. He was chairing a meeting to review progress on the implementation of Prime Minister’s National Health Program here yesterday. The Prime Minister’s National Health Program has been launched and services have been commenced in 11 districts namely Islamabad, Quetta, Lasbela, Loralai, Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Skardu, Diamer, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal and Narowal. So far more than 800,000 families have been enrolled in the PMNHP and more than 12,000 individuals have been treated for various illnesses. The prime minister directed the Ministry of National Health Services for extending the programme to the entire country including Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir with stringent monitoring system and zero tolerance for inefficiency at the implementation level. He said the remote areas of KPK and Sindh are more vulnerable to diseases and the prevailing poverty in those areas does not allow people to afford health care facilities.

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