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PMA appreciates health card, insurance steps.

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has appreciated the announcing of health card and health insurance schemes in the budget for the year 2018-19 announced by the Punjab government.

Talking to media, the PMA General Secretary Dr. Kamran termed the government steps of launching of health card for the needy persons and expansion of health insurance scheme to other districts of Punjab a good step for the easy reach of the indigent people to health facilities.

He urged the government to announce a proper health policy and fix five percent of the GDP in its annual budget as per the standard set by WHO so that the health institutions in the country could develop to provide better healthcare to common man.

He also appealed the government to prioritise primary healthcare and patients referral system so that treatment of patients could be ensured at its early stage.

The PMA leader laid emphasis on the letter and spirit implementation of health sector schemes to yield upto the mark results.

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Publication:Pakistan Observer (Islamabad, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 18, 2018
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