Punjab Government to Introduce Insaaf Medicine Cards

LAHORE, Nov 21 (APP): The Punjab government is introducing Insaaf Medicine Card to facilitate patients of various diseases, including AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis, across the province.

This was informed by Punjab Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Captain (Retired) Usman Younus while talking to this scribe on Saturday. He said that Insaaf Medicine Card would be provided under the Punjab Sehat Sahulat programme by the Punjab government on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said these three diseases need long term treatment which is very expensive and difficult for the common man to afford. He informed that so far 165,365 cases of AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis are registered in different hospitals for treatment, adding that these patients are eligible to get Insaaf Medicine Card through which they would be provided the medicine free.

Usman said that the P&SHD is working on several projects transparently to facilitate the people of the province without any discrimination. To a question, he said that currently the second wave of coronavirus is a challenge and the health department is not only creating awareness amongst the masses but also collecting proper data of the cases so that the patients can be provided the best treatment and the rest of the citizens could be protected.

He urged people to follow all SOPs especially wearing masks, using sanitisers, washing hands and avoiding  public gatherings.

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