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PM suggests extension of health insurance facility to entire population

PM suggests extension of health insurance facility

PM suggests extension of health insurance facility to entire population.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed this desire, while addressing the agreement signing ceremony between the KP government and State Life Insurance Corporation.

PM suggests extension of health insurance facility

He said Thursday that any country taking the responsibility of its people would be called a civilized state.

He further said the pro-people measures like extension of health insurance facility to entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, manifested that Pakistan was on the course to become an Islamic welfare state.

Under the agreement, an annual health insurance cover of Rs 1 million each would be provided to around six million families of the province enabling the whole 40 million population to avail free medical treatment at over 250 public and private hospitals across the country.

KP Health Secretary Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah and SLIC Chairman Dr Riaz Ahmed Memon signed the agreement while the prime minister along with KP Governor Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan witnessed the ceremony.

Federal ministers Pervaiz Khattak, Asad Umar, Ali Amin Gandapur and Murad Saeed, Special Assistants to the PM Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa and Shahbaz Gill, provincial cabinet members and senior officials attended the ceremony.

The Prime Minister congratulated the KP government for taking the remarkable initiative.

He he believed it would also compel other federating units to follow the suit consequent to the possible public pressure.

He said he would ask the Punjab and Balochistan governments too to provide health insurance cover to their entire population.

The PM said it would ultimately put the opposition-led Sindh government under pressure to extend the facility to its people.

GTV

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