ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the National Health Programme in Balochistan.
Nawaz Sharif launched the state-run National Health Programme benefiting about 76,000 families in four districts of Balochistan.At least 76,000 poor families have been selected from Quetta through the data of Benazir Income Support Programme for giving them free healthcare facilities under the programme.
Under the programme, a family gets Rs50,000 for secondary care treatment which begins as soon as a patient is hospitalised. It covers all kinds of diseases, including maternity care. Moreover, each family can get treatment of Rs250,000 under the category of priority diseases which include cancer, accident, burn injuries, diabetic complications, heart bypass and infections.
The prime minister who arrived in Quetta earlier in the day unveiled various projects. Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, the federal and provincial ministers, members of the parliament and senior officials were also present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the 220 KV Khuzdar Grid Station and a 274 km Khuzdar-Dadu electricity transmission line which was completed at a cost of Rs 7.35 billion.He also inaugurated a 227 km Loralai-DG Khan electricity transmission line which was completed at a cost of Rs 2.731 billion.