LAHORE (Viral News Pakistan) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the Sehat Insaf card programme for the districts of Chakwal and Jhelum at a ceremony held here on Wednesday and distributed Sehat Insaf cards among the deserving people of both the districts.
Earlier, the Chief Minister along with Minister Higher Education & IT Punjab Raja Yassir Sarfraz, inaugurated Government Degree College for Women, Bhagowal, which has been constructed with an amount of Rs11.18 crore. He laid the foundation stone of entertainment park and water sports project at Dhoke Tahlian Lake which will be completed at an amount of Rs100 million.
Chief Minister Punjab also visited the residency of Minister Higher Education & IT Punjab raja Yassir Sarfraz at Kot Sarfraz where CM was invited for tea break. CM Punjab met with Party member & local leadership.
CM also laid the foundation stone of BS Block at Government Postgraduate College Chakwal. This project will be completed with an amount of Rs16 crore. Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of construction of link road and resort at Dharabi Lake in Chakwal. Rs8 crore will be spent on it.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Usman Buzdar said that he is feeling contended over fulfilling yet another promise of public service adding that Sehat Insaf card is a mega project which will enable the deserving patients to get treated up to Rs720,000 and this amount could be given again to the deserving people in case of need.
Giving details, he said that more than 436 thousand deserving people will be facilitated through Sehat Insaf Card scheme in Chakwal. 29 percent population of Chakwal and 27 percent of Jhelum district will get health cover, he added. More than 330,000 deserving people will be covered through Sehat Insaf Card scheme in Jhelum, he added.
The chief minister said that 9000 beds have been increased in different hospitals during one year. The PTI government is constructing nine new hospitals in Punjab while no past government gave any attention to constructing new hospitals during the last 26 years, he added. “A record 30 percent increase has been made in health cover adding that 99 schemes are included in the current ADP for Chakwal district which will be completed with an amount of more than Rs26.5 billion.”
The foundation stone of a number of projects has been laid today and the commitment of public service will be fulfilled at every cost, emphasised the chief minister. I consider Chakwal as my second home and it will be made a part of the development journey. I will personally review problems by visiting each tehsil of Chakwal, he maintained.
CM Buzdar also announced the construction of THQ hospital in Lawa while regretting that a hospital could not be constructed in this tehsil even after a passage of ten years. The previous government made cruelty with the people by not constructing a hospital in this area, he added.
The chief minister also announced to develop a new DHQ hospital in Chakwal as the present hospital is not in good conditions. We will construct a new DHQ hospital, he added. Usman Buzdar said that bill of setting up of a university in Chakwal has been approved and added that he will lay the foundation stone during the next visit. He also announced to upgrade emergencies of 100 THQ hospitals in the province and added that trauma facility will also be provided in these hospitals.
“Dual carriageway of Chakwal-Mianwali road has been included in ADP and eight billion rupees have been allocated for this public-private partnership initiative,” Buzdar said and maintained that the journey of development will be continued and all the projects announced by him will be monitored personally. The Sehat Insaf Card programme has been started in 30 districts of the province now, he concluded.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid said that 15000 beds will be added in private hospitals which are included in the panel and added that complaint cell will also be set up for the scheme. The journalists and retired workers will be given Sehat Insaf Cards.
She informed that heart operations of 100 people of Rajanpur have been conducted through Sehat Insaf Card.
Provincial Minister for Mines Ammar Yasir hoped that Usman Buzdar will solve lingering issue as he is serving the people with hard work. Provincial Minister Raja Yasir Humayun welcomed the chief minister in the land of the martyrs. Provincial ministers Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Yasir Humayun, Ammar Yasir,