RAWALPINDI, Dec 30 (APP):Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Amir Mehmood Kiani Sunday said all-out efforts were being made to overcome water shortage in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Addressing a public meeting here at Dheri Hassanabad, the minister expressed the hope that Prime Minister Imran Khan would soon approve a project for supply of water to the two cities from Terbella which would cost around Rs 35 billion.
The minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking revolutionary steps for the promotion of health sector. It would distribute 25 million Health Insurance Cards (HIC) to the poor and needy people by the beginning of next month, he added.
Kiaini said the healthcare system of Pakistan was beset with numerous problems mainly because of the apathy of the past governments, which had failed to develop a “National Health Policy”.
He said the present opposition was not a real opposition as most of its leaders were trying to serve their financial interests. The people would see a real change in all the sectors as the PTI government was trying to put the country on the path of development and prosperity, he added.
The minister said the incumbent government would bring a considerable change in the health sector. Five new state of art hospitals would be built in the twin cities to lessen the patients’ load on the existing ones, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Minister for Law Raja Basharat said the low gas pressure issue was being resolved.
He said that 2000 kanal land had been acquired to resolve the long-standing issue of the graveyard.
Later, both the ministers inspected some development projects being completed in the Cantt area and directed the authorities concerned to complete the construction work within the shortest possible time.