World Health Organization has assured to fully support to the country's first-ever National Health Insurance Scheme that is recently announced by the Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.     

This was stated in a letter written by WHO 's Country Representative Dr Nima Saeed Abid to Chairperson Prime Minister's Youth Programme and Originator of the NHIS, Maryam Nawaz.

WHO will send a high-level technical mission to Pakistan in the last week of this month to study the country's health insurance initiative in detail. It will provide necessary methodological and technical support to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination for the smooth rolling out of the scheme across the country including FATA, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan.      

Under the NHIS, the federal government would append the health insurance premium for the tertiary-level health cover in addition to the secondary insurance cover provided by the provinces.       

Cashless and superior tertiary health insurance cover would be provided by the federal government to the poorest of the poor across the country.

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