PM says Health Plan will be implemented in phases

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for effective execution and monitoring of the PM’s National Health Programme being launched next month to provide free treatment to the poor.Presiding over a meeting held here on Thursday to finalise the arrangements for the programme, he said it should be implemented in phases to filter out any deficiencies and an awareness campaign should be launched about the diseases to be covered under the initiative. He said curing the ailing people who could not afford the treatment was crucial for eliminating poverty.In the first phase of the programme, which has been declared a priority by the World Health Organisation, three million families will get health insurance for secondary and tertiary care.

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