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Each family will be given health coverage of Rs720,000: CM Buzdar

Each family will be given health coverage of Rs720,000: CM Buzdar

LAHORE (92 News) - Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has announced that every family in the province will be provided health insurance under the Sehat Sahulat Programme on Tuesday.

"In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we have decided to provide health insurance of Rs720,000 to every family in Punjab. the scheme will start from next month,” the chief minister said on Twitter.

He added that by the end of 2021, the “Universal Health Coverage” initiative will be launched in all districts of Punjab. Work on this will start in two districts in January.

In November, PM Khan announced the Sehat Sahulat Programme in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Sehat Sahulat Programme is a micro-health insurance initiative that was launched by the PTI government in 2016. It provides health coverage to people living below poverty the line (earning less then $2 per day) in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Tharparkar district in Sindh.