CM Bizenjo directors for immediate issuance of health card
An official of the Balochistan Nutrition Directorate conducting check up of a malnourished child in Harnai: Photo provided by nutrition directorate

CM Bizenjo directs for immediate issuance of health cards

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has directed the health department to make sure immediate issuance of health card in the province. The CM has also asked the health department to submit a report in this regard, an official handout issued here on Monday said.

Former CM Jam Kamal led government had introduced health card policy to facilitate deserving and needy patients across Balochistan. Under the health card policy, the health department would issue cards worth almost Rs. 1 million to each family to avail better health services in Balochistan and across the country.

CM Bizenjo directed the health department to finalize all issues relating to the card. He said provision of better health and education was one of the top priorities of his government. “Our objective is to support the ailing humanity”, the CM said.

CM Balochistan asks protesting doctors to end strike

Chief Minister Bizenjo also asked the protesting young doctors association (YDA) to end boycott of OPDs across the province. He assured that the issues faced by the doctors would be addressed on a priority basis. A three-member committee formed to have dialogue with protesting YDA doctors, Mr. Bizenjo said.

He directed the health department to prepare recommendations regarding solution of issues faced by the doctors in the province.

YDA protest enters into 33rd day

YDA has been protesting against the provincial government for last more than a month. Patients remained the worst sufferers of doctors ongoing boycott of OPDs across the province. Only in Quetta, over 10,000 patients are affected by the strike in civil hospital and Bolan Medical Complex Hospital (BMCH).

The protesting doctors have accused the government of launching a privatization move of government-run hospitals under the cover of health card policy. The charge was vehemently denied by the provincial government.  

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