HAFIZABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday promised the people of Punjab that next year all provincial residents will have health insurance.
“Today, we have decided to build a 400-bed district hospital and university in Hafizabad,” said the prime minister. “This is your need and our responsibility.”
“More than that, I am pleased that the Punjab government has decided to introduce health insurance to 50% of the provinces by 2020 and expand it to all provinces next year,” PM Imran said during a speech at a public meeting in Hafizabad after laying the foundation stone for universities and homes. sick
“When the disease afflicts ordinary residents’ homes, this is health [insurance] the card will provide health insurance of Rs1 million. You can get treatment at public or private hospitals. “
“For the first time in the country’s history, ordinary citizens will feel safe having health insurance if a family member is sick.”
Imran said even the world’s richest countries do not provide health insurance like the one introduced by PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
The prime minister said this would encourage the construction of private hospitals in disadvantaged areas, because people would have the means to seek treatment there.
“If you look at it now, in rural areas there are only government hospitals because people don’t have money. Only big cities have private hospitals.”
Shelters and housing
“We built the first arrow gah (shelter) in the country where daily bettors were provided with food and a roof to sleep on,” said PM Imran. “This allows them to send more of the money they earn to their families.
He also spoke about the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
“Until recently, you could only build a house if you had money. If you didn’t have money, you lived on rent. But now, under Pakistan’s Naya Housing Scheme, anyone can build their house on a 5% interest loan. . “
“Instead of paying monthly rent, you will pay back the loan while staying at home,” said PM Imran. “Many people promise ‘bread, kapra aur makaan’ but this [scheme] will be the first time anyone has their own home. “
Opposing the PDM, the prime minister said that previously the Opposition parties had competition among themselves to try to keep the seat of power but now they are facing a completely new opponent – Imran Khan.
“Until you come back [the nation’s] wealth stolen, I will not let you rest, ”said Prime Minister Imran Khan. He alleged that the Opposition tried to blackmail him in exchange for signing a bill on the FATF and when he didn’t listen to them they attacked the court.
PM Imran Khan further alleged that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif spoke Indian.
“Until those of you who are like Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq are brought to court, I will not leave you alone,” swore PM Imran.
Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the university, at a cost of Rs4.5 billion, would be built on 118 land canals. The government will also spend Rs2 billion on the 400-bed DHQ hospital.
Criticizing the previous government for neglecting “important cities like Hafizabad”, Awan said Punjab CM Usman Buzdar believed in “real services” and not “false claims”.
He added that the district is moving towards development under the PTI administration. “This is a real change,” he stressed.