Cancer patients to be treated free of charge: Dr Zafar

ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP):A Letter of Understanding was signed here on Thursday between Ministry of National Health Services and Novartis for public private partnership to provide free treatment to poor cancer patients in Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said cancer treatment is a priority of the government and public–private initiatives are being encouraged.

This is another step forward in providing relief to the masses in line with the concept of welfare state envisioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a press release said.