LAHORE (92 News) - Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar formally launched Insaaf Medicines Cards at a hospital in Lahore on Sunday.
The Punjab chief minister introduced ‘Insaaf Medicine Card’ under the Punjab Sehat Sahulat programme to facilitate people suffering from various diseases including AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.
The patients would be given Insaaf Medicine Card after registration at the Taluka Headquarters Hospitals and District Headquarters Hospitals. The patients can get free medicines from different centers.
The chief minister also directed to establish desks for Hepatitis, TB and AIDS at various hospitals to facilitate the patients. He also said that ensuring free health-related facilities to the people is the government’s first priority. "We will continue to take strategies to provide the best medical assistance to the nation," he vowed.
It is pertinent to mention here that Under the scheme, 174, 882 Insaaf Medicines Cards will be distributed among deserving patients of Hepatitis, AIDS, Tuberculosis and other chronic diseases. The Card holders’ patients will be provided medicines free of cost in hospitals.