PR No. 133 “16thNational Steering Committee Meeting” Prime Minister’s National Health Program (PMNHP) Islamabad

Minister of State, National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar chaired the 16thNational Steering committee meeting of Prime Minister’s National Health Program. The meeting was attended by Secretary (NHSR&C), Additional Secretary (NHSRC), representative from PM Secretariat, representatives from provincial health departments, ministry of Finance, representatives from State Life Insurance Corporation, NADRA and partner organization.

The meeting was convened to take necessary decisions in the light of Honorable Prime Minister’s directives of expanding Prime Minister’s National Health Program all across Pakistan to provide free of cost health insurance to poor families whose daily income is below Rs. 200 per day. The committee also decided about the enhancement of beneficiary packages which will be provided to the enrolled beneficiaries during next phase of the program.

As per the instructions from honorable Prime Minister and recommendations from provincial health department the national steering committee decided to expand the Prime Minister’s National Health Program in two districts of Balochistan, including Khuzdar and Killa Abdullah and 12 districts of Punjab including Muzaffargh, Vehari, Lodhran, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Mianwali, Hafizabad, Bhakkar, Khushab, Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur.

In the end Minister of State thanked all the participants, especially Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation, for extending time, support and services to provide relief to poor families of Pakistan.