Gilgit: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman said the government is determined to ensure health services to the poor.
Addressing the gathering after inaugurating a Health Insurance Scheme’s Card Distribution Ceremony in Gilgit on Sunday he said that it will be for the first time that the poor will have access to best medical facilities both at the government and private hospitals in Gilgit.
The scheme begins in Gilgit City, and will be extended to other districts of Gilgit Division in the next phase, he added.
The health insurance scheme was launched by provincial government of Gilgit-Baltistan with calibration of Germany government.
He further said that the scheme will provide a blanket cover for cash-free treatment to poor people for major diseases including cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, life and limb saving treatment, implants, prosthesis, end-stage renal diseases and dialysis, chronic infections (hepatitis), organ failure (hepatic, renal, cardio-pulmonary) and cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) in DHQ hospital Gilgit, Shaheed Saifur Rehman Hospital Gilgit,Agha khan health centre Gilgit and Family health center Gilgit.
Earlier secretary health Saidullah Niazi briefed that In the first phase of the programme, 40,000 health card distributed about 5,000 families in Gilgit city would benefit from the scheme under which the provincial government would provide Rs. 17,5000 of medical cover for each family per year