Primary health care system being strengthened in country: Dr Zafar


Islamabad, Dec. 03 (TNS): Special Assistant on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has said the primary health care system is being strengthened to ensure universal health coverage.

He was addressing the annual Public Health Conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The special assistant said the government is giving priority to bring improvements in the health sector. The process is continuing to enhance the health budget.

The amount to be collected in the realm of federal excise duty on beverages and the cigarette will be spent on the health.

He said the poor and backward segments of the society are being provided with ‘Sehat Insaaf’ Cards.

The special assistant said the federal government is also bringing a nutrition program valuing five hundred billion rupees with the cooperation of provinces.