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Minister Finance Gilgit Baltistan Muhammad Akbar Taban says Government is determined to provide free treatment facilities to the poor patients at their door steps.

In a statement on Monday, he said under Prime Minister Health Insurance schemes thirty two thousand Health Cards have been distributed among deserving persons in Skardu, Shigher, Kharmang and Diamer so far.

Referring Social Health Protection Program he said 42 thousand Health cards among needy persons have been circulated in Gilgit since its inception.

Minister said the program is being jointly launched under the assistance of Germen department KFW and Provincial Government.

He said Germen Government has assured provision of funds to expand the program in Hunza, Nagar and Ghizer districts in the second phase starting from next financial year.

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