Balochistan allots Rs5bn for health cards

Babar Yousafzai, the spokesman for the Chief Minister of Balochistan, announced that the provincial government has set aside Rs5 billion for the health card program. Babar Yousafzai and Coordinators to the CM, Shania Khan and Zulekha Mandokhail, visited the civil hospital Quetta and inspected the provision of medicines to patients.

Yousafzai said the Balochistan government has allocated billions of rupees to the health sector to improve health services in the remote and far flung areas of the province so that healthcare could be provided to general public locally.

He termed the health card a revolutionary step by the government to make sure the provision of better health facilities to the masses.

He, however, admitted that there would be a question mark over the governance if medicines are not available in hospitals despite the allocation of huge funds for the purpose.

They interacted with patients and their attendants and inquired about their issues in the Civil Hospital Quetta.

The Medical Superintendent of the Civil Hospital Quetta, Dr Ishaq Panezai briefed them about the issues of hospital and the government’s initiatives to provide free and quality health to the masses.

Non-redressal of the problems faced by the public will not be accepted under any circumstances, Babar Yousafzai warned.

For any type of complaint, including non-viability of medicines, the public should file contact the CM Complaint Cell, he told the patients and attendants.

Courtesy Express Tribune