CM Mahmood announces free treatment for eight diseases

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtuknkhwa, Mahmood Khan on Wednesday announced a landmark decision to provide free of charge medical treatment to deserving patients suffering from kidney ailment, liver, bone marrow transplant, thalassemia and eight other diseases.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in which a detailed briefing was given on procedure/criteria to provide free medical to patients suffering from such diseases.
The free of charge medical treatment of these disease will be either included in the Sehat-Plus-Card or a separate program will be launched for this purpose.
In the regard, the Chief Minister has directed concerned officials to complete homework on both available options and present a report for approval.
He said that the basic aim was to provide free medical treatment to the poor people who could not afford expensive expenditure on these diseases.
The meeting was also given briefing on free ration distribution among deserving families under proposed Food Card Scheme and Education Card aimed at providing free education to deserving students.
Under the proposed Food Card Scheme, ration will be distributed among deserving families on monthly basis and the provincial government would bear education expenses of students of deserving families.
Chief Minister has directed to give final shape to all these three important projects within three months. He said that provincial government would implement practical shape to its promise on launching Education Card, Food Card and Kissan Card. – APP