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Nawaz’s treatment cost Rs280mn to nation, says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif asks either to be sent to prison or to UK for treatment, claiming that his treatment cost Rs280 million to the nation.

PM Imran was addressing a ceremony inaugurating health cards in Rajanpur today, where provincial health minister Yasmeen Rashid was also present.

The government will provide Insaf health cards to the underprivileged families.

The PM said that the government hospitals used to provide better healthcare but the politicians prefer to have their treatment abroad.

“I was born in a government hospital, my sisters were too. In the past, these hospitals used to provide standard healthcare,” he said. He further said that the law for the poor and rich is different. “We will hold each and everyone accountable.”

The prime minister said that he has envisioned a Pakistan where the poor and the highest officials will get the same type of medical treatment at a government hospital.

The PM thanked provincial health minister Yasmeen Rashid on the inauguration of health cards, which was her initiative.

The PM distributed the health cards among families. Provincial Health Minister Yasmin Rashid earlier said that at least 7.2 million residents of the 36 districts of Punjab will also get health cards by the end of 2019.

Earlier this month, PM Imran launched the Sehat Insaf Card in Islamabad. Under the Sehat Insaf Card scheme, free healthcare worth Rs720,000 will be provided annually to each deserving family.

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