PM launches National Health Programme for 76,000 families in Quetta

Published: May 2, 2016
Under the National Health Programme 300,000 poor patients are likely to avail free treatment. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

Under the National Health Programme 300,000 poor patients are likely to avail free treatment. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the National Health Programme in Balochistan.

According to a statement, the National Health Programme under which 300,000 poor patients are likely to avail free treatment, will initially be launched in Quetta, Loralai, Turbat and Lasbela districts.

“The programme has been launched to provide health facilities to people living below poverty line,” PM Nawaz said during an address in Governor House Balochistan.

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“As many as 76,000 families in Balochistan will receive their national health cards today,” the premier said, adding through this programme, the poor can get treated for fatal diseases, without spending any money.

“We need to change the political culture in the country,” he added. “We have to change the ongoing culture in which only the wealthy and powerful have privileges.”

“Providing the nation with health facilities, education and employment is not a favour, it is each citizen’s fundamental right.”

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The premier will also inaugurate various projects, including the gas supply project to Qila Abdullah and Enayatullah Karaiz, along with a project for gas supply to Mastung, Qalat and adjoining areas during his one-day visit.

He is also to inaugurate the construction of an underpass on Brewary Road at Golimar Chowk, Quetta.

Referring to development projects in the province, the prime minister said peace and stability are important for development and progress.

“The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be a gateweay to progress and development in Balcohistan,” he added.

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These development projects, including the Loralai-Dera Ghazi Khan electricity transmission line, aim to meet energy demands in the province, while generating employment opportunities.

He emphasised on the need to eliminate corruption from the country.

“There are no corruption charges on this government. There have only been rumours which we proved wrong by forming a commission,” the premier said.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Parvez
    May 2, 2016 - 1:39PM

    Just think if he had not launched the Orange Line in Lahore……these people friendly projects would ACTUALLY have a chance of becoming reality……now its just a photo-op. Recommend

  • Pathetic
    May 2, 2016 - 1:51PM

    This is Imran pressure. Suddenly both brothers realised people exist in Pakistan and time is very short. It is too late now.Sonami is at their tail now.Recommend

  • Azi
    May 2, 2016 - 2:28PM

    Desperation is but transparent coming from NS. Atleast he didn’t offer them a motor way.Recommend

  • zubair
    May 2, 2016 - 4:48PM

    PM new strategy to divert attention from Panama Leaks: Start announcing huge number of development schemes all over the country only 10% of which will be actually realized while 30% of allocated money will be corrupted away.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 2, 2016 - 4:49PM

    Mian Sahib’s achievements scare his opponents to death. All anarchists and fake revolutionary thugs know that within a year or so he will become unbeatable.
    @Pervez..If you have a little knowledge of economics, you should know that both Karachi and Lahore are two engines of Pakistan’s economy. Any development in any one of these cities benefits whole Pakistan. On holidays such as on Eid days, millions of people leave these cities for their native villages and towns. Natives of Lahore and Karachi are not more than 25% of their respective populations. Think wisely and sensibly. Recommend

  • salman
    May 3, 2016 - 1:57AM

    You haven’t proved anything wrong by forming a ccommission…far from it. Recommend

  • Naim Khan
    May 3, 2016 - 4:20AM

    Main saab do you know? Pakistan is bottom of the table in Literacy rating of the world! Do you know polio is only in two countries in the world Pakistan and Afghanistan! Do you know acid attack on women in Pakistan is common practice, there is no law to protect them! Do you know more pregenent women die in Pakistan than any where else in the world! Now Imran Khan is at your case you brothers have started running around, you do not have education to manage the country nor you ministers, you think Lahore is Pakistan,we need cheap transport investment in Pakistan Railway, big investment in education, as you know your children could not go to better universities, I know Hussain went to north London university. It’s not considered as university. Recommend

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