PM Imran approves provision of ‘Sehat Cards’ to Tharparkar residents
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved provision of health cards to the people of Tharparkar, ARY News reported on Friday.
Under the health card, every household of Tharparkar will be able to get free medical treatment of up to Rs 7,20,000.
According to officials, at least 300,000 families of Tharparkar district will get benefit from the health cards announced by the prime minister.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in March had announced a health package for the residents of Tharparkar under the ‘Insaf Health Card’ scheme, which was believed to benefit more than 100,000 families residing in the drought-stricken region.
PM Khan had made this announcement during an address in Chachro. Imran Khan said he chose Tharparkar for his visit as it is the least developed area of the country.
“The government is introducing the Sehat Insaf Card through which Rs720,000 will be made available per family.” The premier said that while in India, minorities were being subjected to exploitation and discrimination, the Pakistani government was providing all facilities to minorities’ communities, particularly Hindus.
“The government is working to alleviate poverty from the country,” he said and added that 100 reverse osmosis plants will also be setup in Thar to provide clean drinking water.