Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced that the federal government will soon provide a big relief to the masses on essential food items.
In a statement on Friday, the information minister said that the masses will be provided relief on several basic food items, including wheat, sugar, pulses, and ghee. “Aside from food items, the government will also provide relief to the masses on health and education,” he said, adding that all citizens of Punjab will be eligible to get a health card by March 2022.
The issuance of cards would start in December this year and citizens would be able to choose a doctor or hospital to get treatment, the minister said. He added that by using the health card, citizens would be able to avail the services of both public and private hospitals free of charge.
Fawad further said that every family in Punjab would be able to use Rs 1 million annually from the health card while this game-changer programme would now provide quality treatment to the poor as well as people belonging to the middle class.