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Scope of ‘Sehat Cards’ scheme expanded to entire country: health minister

ISLAMABAD: Health Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani on Friday said the scope of ‘Sehat Cards’ scheme has been expanded to the entire country.

This was announced during a meeting of the National Health Card Steering Committee chaired by the health minister in Islamabad.

In his remarks, Kiani said those living below the poverty line will benefit from the health scheme. “As per the vision of the prime minister, health sector was being given top priority and work had been expedited to bring improvement in it.”

Earlier in a statement last year in November, Kiani said all resources would be utilised for the improvement of health sector. “Budget of the health sector would be increased to provide better facilities to the people of Pakistan.”

The health minister added that 30 million deserving people will be issued health cards by February, 2020. “The government was committed to provide modern facilities to disabled people.”

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