CM Pervaiz Elahi announces to further expand health card scheme


LAHORE, July 30 (DNA): Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi has decided
to further expand health card scheme, launched by former prime minister
and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

According to details, the decision was taken during a meeting held under
the chairmanship of newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi.

During the meeting, the chief minister approved the upgrading of
emergency wards of all hospitals in Punjab including Wazirabad Institute
of Cardiology. He also directed the officials to end the shortage of
doctors and staff in Wazirabad Institute.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Pervaiz Elahi has directed the concerned
authorities to provide best health facilities to the citizens. “All
medicines will be provided free of charge to the patients in the
emergency wards,” he added.

He said that the number of beds in Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology
will be increased from 100 to 200. “In the second phase, the number of
beds in the institution will be increased to 400,” the provincial chief
executive added.