Lahore January 05: Prime Minister Imran Khan has fulfilled another promise to provide free medical treatment to all citizens without any discrimination for which under the vision of New Pakistan and has set a new record by distributing National Health Cards to families across the country for which there is no example in past.
These views were expressed by Dr. Seemi Bokhari MNA Member Standing Committee Health and Nursing Council while talking to the citizens and inspecting the counter set up for National Health Card at Lahore General Hospital. Medical Superintendent Dr. Amir Ghafoor Mufti gave a full briefing to the Member National Assembly on Health Card on which she appreciated the excellent steps taken at this counter while other senior doctors were also present on the occasion.
Speaking there, MNA Dr. Seemi Bokhari said that Principal PGMI and renowned Gynecologist Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar has been endowed by nature with excellent management skills and healing capability with hands which is a source of pride for the Government and public. She said that in the past getting treatment from private hospitals was only a dream of a poor man and only the rich and elite used private hospitals but the PTI Government provided free medical treatment of one million to every citizen and now citizens will be able to freely seek treatment from private hospitals which will increase their self-esteem and self-confidence as well and on the other hand reduce the burden on public hospitals.
Dr. Seemi said that due to the successful strategy of the Government, efficient system and hard work of Pakistani doctors and nurses day and night, the spread of Corona in the country is less than other countries and all medical experts including WHO appreciating the professionalism and competence of physicians and paramedics while the whole world is appreciated the Prime Minister’s excellent policy on corona control. MS LGH further said that on the special instructions of CM Punjab Sardar Usman Bazdar and Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, 140,000 free covid-19 tests conducted till today whereas these tests costs of Rs. 90 crore in private sector.
She said that the 5th wave of Corona has once again caused panic all over the world and cases of Omicron are also being reported in major cities of Pakistan. She further added that in order to control the new type of corona, once again the whole nation has to support the policy of PM Imran Khan and ensure implementation of precautionary measures in all cases and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
She appealed to citizens to ensure the use of face masks, keep social distance and follow the instructions of medical experts in this regard so that the virus can be controlled.