Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2019
Published in Category: Education / Health / Islamabad / Politics

Health, education & poverty alleviation among top priorities of PTI Govt: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi says health, education and poverty alleviation are among the top priorities of PTI government.

Addressing a seminar titled TB Free Pakistan in Islamabad on Wednesday the President said the government has issued Insaf Health Cards to provide healthcare facilities to the people who cannot afford health expenses.

He said the treatment of TB was very expensive in past but now its medicines are available at reasonable rates.

The President said the first project Prime Minister Imran Khan started was health related which reflects the government’s commitment towards this important sector. Dr Arif Alvi said the role of media and Islamic scholars is very important in raising awareness among masses.

He said in his letter written to Islamic Ideology Council, he asked them to use their influence on people by encouraging them to look after their health and of their families.

Addressing the seminar, Minister of National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiyani said Pakistan will be made a country free from tuberculosis by 2030.

He said this disease affects 580,000 people in Pakistan and health authorities are able to identify 350,000 patients.

The Minister said TB treatment is available at more than 6500 places across the country.

Aamir Mehmood Kiyani said the government is committed to improve the health sector and a number of steps have been taken in this regard.

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