Govt to distribute 10,000 health insurance cards in Punjab

Minister says 588 pharmacists will be recruited through Public Service Commission

Our Correspondent December 28, 2018

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid has said the arrangements for distributing of 10,000 health insurance cards have been completed in various districts.

She said this while chairing a meeting of Minister Delivery Unit on Thursday to review the progress of development and reform process of the health department.

The minister said 10,000 health insurance cards would be delivered in January in various districts. “More features have been added to the new health cards as compare to the previous ones,” she said.

Referring to the recent recruitment of the doctors through the public service commission, she expressed satisfaction that the deployment of 2,717 women medical officers across Punjab was done in the stipulated timeframe. The recruitment of 3,620 appointed male medical officers would be completed today. While for the recruitment of 588 pharmacists, the requisition has been sent to the Public Service Commission.

She added that the revamping of nine districts and tehsils hospital including the hospitals of Okara, Nanka Sahab, Shekhupura, Kasur, Hafizabad, Narowal, Jhelum, Kamonki and Daska, has been completed.

“Apart from this, the PC-1 of revamping of the emergency of 13 big hospitals including Mio Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Services, Ganga Ram, Holy Family hospitals, Rawalpindi District Hospital, Allied Hospital and others has been prepared. She announced that Fort Munro Hospital and Ghora Gali TB Hospital will be upgraded as a general hospital next year.



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