Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review the progress on Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance Program in Islamabad on Monday.

Minister of State for Health Saira Afzal Tarar apprised him that 9.1 billion rupees have been approved for the scheme and its first phase would be launched in December this year.

Under the scheme poor families will be provided with free of cost health insurance to access secondary as well as priority disease treatment without any financial obligations.

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