Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has inaugurated Insaf Medicine Card in a ceremony held at CM’s Office on Sunday. The chief minister distributed Insaf Medicine Card among the patients of Hepatitis, AIDS and TB. Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid, SACM Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Secretary Primary & Secondary Health, Secretary Information and other officials were also present on this occasion.
Usman Buzdar said that under Insaf Medicine Card, project of providing free of cost medicines to Hepatitis, AIDS and TB patients has been started. In the first phase of this project free medicines will be provided to 9862 AIDS patients, 23560 Hepatitis and 70047 TB patients. A simple procedure has been adopted to facilitate the patients. Under this procedure patient will be biometrically verified along with the original ID card from his concern Tehsil Headquarters Hospital or District Headquarters Hospital.
Completion of this procedure and after the diagnostic process, Insaf Medicine Card will be issued the patient. The patient will be able to take free medicines from concern center. The government is speedy heading towards its goal of establishing the state like Madinah and projects like Punjab Ehsas Program, Sahat Insaf Card and now Insaf Medicine Card is proof of this fact, Chief Minister added. The Chief Minister directed to establish separate desks for Hepatitis, AIDS and TB patients. A total of 174882 patients in 36 districts of Punjab will receive Insaf Medicine Cards. The Chief Minister thanked Allah Almighty for having a chance of serving ailing humanity. The day is not far away when every citizen of Punjab will have access to free treatment in public sector hospitals, this is our commitment, the CM asserted.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of mother of Nawaz Sharif and Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family members. He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has taken notice of a murder of a minor girl at Jhang road in Faisalabad and sought a report from RPO. He has directed to immediate arrest of the accused and ensure justice to the affected family.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of brother of Gulraiz Ahmad Assistant in PRO section of CM’s office. The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family members and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the family members to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.
Punjab government is introducing Insaf Medicine Card to facilitate patients of various diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis (TB).
This was disclosed by Punjab Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) Secretary Usman Younus while speaking to the media on Saturday.
He said that Insaf Medicine Card would be provided under the Punjab Sehat Sahulat programme by the provincial government on the direction of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
He further said that the three diseases needed a long-term treatment plan that was very expensive and difficult for the common people to afford.
He highlighted that so far 165,365 cases of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and TB were registered in different hospitals for treatment, adding that these patients were eligible to get Insaf Medicine Cards through which they would be provided medicines free of charge.
The P&SHD secretary claimed that the department was working on several projects transparently to facilitate people of the province without any discrimination.
Responding to a question, he commented that currently the second wave of the coronavirus disease was a challenge. “The provincial health department is not only creating awareness among the citizens but also collecting proper data of the virus cases so that the patients can be provided the best treatment and the rest of the citizens can be protected.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2020.
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