Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday performed the groundbreaking of Mother and Child Hospital and Nursing Training Centre in Rawalpindi, Radio Pakistan reported.
Addressing the ceremony, the prime minister said that the provision of basic facilities and resolving common people's problems are the fundamental responsibilities of the government.
“The government is trying to improve existing health facilities and establish new hospitals where needed,” the PM said.
Khan said that the government has launched health insurance card under which a family can get medical treatment at private or government hospitals upto 7,20,000 rupees.
He said the government has started Ehsas program to mitigate sufferings of common people. He said shelter homes were established across Pakistan, where laborers and passengers can stay, along with food facility free of cost.
“Loans will be given to youth. Goats, hens, and cattle will be provided to poor families in villages so that they can become financially independent,” the PM added.
He said that affordable houses will be provided to common people under the housing scheme launched recently.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said he fully realises that inflation has gone up in the country. He said tough days will soon be ended as the country is passing through difficult times.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said Sehat Insaf Card scheme will soon be introduced in Rawalpindi. He said 157 billion rupees have been provided for 473 development projects in Rawalpindi Division.
The Punjab CM said Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology will be upgraded to center of excellence for heart related diseases along with a facilitation center for rehabilitation of patients suffering from paralysis.
He announced that ring road will be constructed at a cost of 50 billion rupees and signal free express way will be completed with 70 billion rupees.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Mother and Child Hospital will have 11 operation theaters to facilitate the people of Rawalpindi. He said he has established 60 educational institutions for women and now Lai Express will be completed with a total length of 21 kilometers.