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Coverage Of PM’s National Health Program Expanded

ISLAMABAD, (Muzaffargarh. – 19th Jul, 2017 ) : The government has decided to expand the coverage of Prime Minister’s Health Program (PMNHP) across country to provide free of cost health insurance to poor families with having daily income of below Rs 200.

The decision to expand programme coverage was made on directives of the Prime Minister in 16th National Steering Committee Meeting of Prime Minister’s National Health Program (PMNHP), which was held here on Wednesday.

The committee also decided about the enhancement of beneficiary packages which will be provided to the enrolled beneficiaries during next phase of the program. As per the instructions of the Prime Minister and recommendations from provincial health departments, the national steering committee decided to expand the Program in districts of Balochistan, including Khuzdar and Killa Abdullah and 12 districts of including Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Lodhran, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Mianwali, Hafizabad, Bhakkar, Khushab, Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur.

Minister National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar who chaired the meeting, thanked all the participants, especially Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation, for extending support and services to provide relief to poor families of Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Ministry of National Health Services, representative from PM Secretariat, representatives from provincial health departments, Ministry of Finance, representatives from State Life Insurance Corporation, NADRA and partner organizations. APP/ya/ahn

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