CM: (Govt striving to provide best health facilities to masses: CM Punjab)
ISLAMABAD:Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that the government is striving to provide best health facilities to the masses.
Addressing Sehat Insaf Card distribution ceremony at Attock on Sunday, he said 1,11,000 families of Attock district can benefit from this initiative.
He said a cardholder can get medical treatment of various diseases free of cost up to over seven hundred thousand rupees through this card at designated private and government hospitals.
He said about 37 million families throughout Punjab are benefiting from this initiative, which has so far been launched in 18 districts of the province.
He said a 200 bed mother and child hospital and nursing college will be established in Attock and these projects have been included in the next budget of the province.
He said district and tehsil level hospitals will be upgraded with maximum health facilities to serve people of the area. Usman Buzdar said, besides health facilities, new land record centers will be established in Attock and development projects costing over four billion rupees for the district are also on the cards.
The Chief Minister said Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology will be converted into a state of the art research center for heart related diseases.
He said the government believes in equal development of all areas of Punjab. He said government is going to introduce a new local bodies system to resolve people’s problems at their door steps. He said local bodies across Punjab have dissolved and administrators appointed to pave way for the new system.
He said 22,000 village councils will be established, across Punjab, under the new system and 40 billion rupees will be disbursed through them. He said in urban areas, municipal committees will serve the people.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said the government is making all out efforts to provide best health facilities to the people.