Health Card Scheme for Sindh Announced
THATTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday announced health card scheme for poor people of Sindh after launching it in Punjab.
The Prime Minister was addressing a public gathering in Thatta. He added that provincial government whether provide health facilities to people or not, but the federal government was here to support the marginalised segment of society.
He said that the federal government had already launched its Healthcare Card Scheme in Islamabad Capital Territory, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, FATA and Balochistan, however the governments of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have said to launch their own health care schemes.
Addressing a large public gathering here, the prime minister announced a number of development projects for Thatta, Sajawal and Tando Mohammad Khan, aimed at building better road networks, healthcare facilities and provision of electricity and natural gas.
He said that the federal government would spend Rs1.1 billion for the development of these areas.
Though it was the duty of the provincial government to provide basic facilities, he would be happy to serve his people across the country, said PM Nawaz.
The prime minister vowed ‘reconstruction’ of the province to provide better facilities to the people.
He announced construction of a 500-bed hospital in Thatta, launch of his healthcare card scheme for Thatta, Sajawal and Tando Mohammad Khan, and provision of electricity and natural gas for district Sajawal and Thatta.
Taking note of the issue of land erosion due to sea water, he announced construction of a protection dam for Thatta, Sajawal and Badin, saying that it would have a long-term, positive impact for the entire region. A feasibility study for the project has already been directed, he added.
The prime minister also directed the National Highway Authority for construction of Gharro-Keti Bandar Road and announced release of Rs500 million for the project.
He said that funds for construction of 50KM of farm to city roads would also be provided by the federal government.
He also announced Rs200 million each for Thatta and Sajawal for road, sanitation and sewerage systems.
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