Punjab University (PU) Lahore and Punjab Health Initiative Management Company (PHIMC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote the national health card initiative and raise awareness about Qaumi Sehat Card. In this regard, the MoU signing ceremony was organized at VC office.

PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, PHIMC CEO Dr Ali Razaque, PU Director External Linkages Prof Dr Sobia Khuram, School of Communication Studies Director Prof Dr Noshina Saleem and others attended the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said that the national health card initiative was a revolution in health sector through which a poor person had been enabled to avail treatment from private hospitals as well in a respectable manner. He said that any person having national identity card could avail the national health card facilities from designated hospitals without any discrimination, which was a great service to the people.

He said that PU School of Communication Studies (SCS) would play an active role to raise awareness about Qaumi Sehat Card, its performance, features and processes so that the citizens of Pakistan could utilize the services to the maximum with ease. He said that PU teachers, employees and students could also avail the services of the health card when required. He said that PU would also facilitate the PHIMC officials in every possible way to raise awareness on the health card through airing a radio drama series on their FM Radio free of cost.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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