Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the meeting has said that a free treatment scheme for all the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will start a competition between government and private hospitals and as a result patients will be given the best health services in the city as well as district hospitals.
“We are going to extend the free health coverage to all the provinces, except Sindh where our party is not in government. However, public pressure will mount on the Sindh government to launch the scheme. We have started it in Tharparkar district of Sindh so far,” the prime minister told the participants of a function held on Wednesday to inaugurate a new block at Khyber Teaching Hospital.
He said that the free insurance program would help in the up-gradation of services at all levels because it would encourage private hospitals to upgrade services and receive more patients. It would create a competitive environment, he added.