Byline: Rahul Basharat
Islamabad -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari has said that distribution of Sehat Sahulat cards among overseas Pakistanis will likely begin next month.
He was addressing the 10th International Medical Conference organised by Medics International held here on Satrurday.
He said that government would also provide a platform to international doctors for bringing their ideas, expertise and technology in the country.
The SAPM also added that the Overseas Ministry has signed a joint venture with Federal Ministry of Health amounting Rs30 million to establish an institute which would provide best services to the overseas doctors in Pakistan.
Zulfi Bukhari maintained that government would ensure facilitation to the doctors for transportation of medical equipment in the country to provide advance medical services to the people.
'Aimed to provide better health services to the overseas Pakistanis, the overseas Pakistanis will get Sehat cards next month so that they can get better healthcare facilities,' he said.
Says govt will provide platform to international doctors for bringing expertise
The advisor also said that the federal government had enhanced the monthly pension to Rs8,500 each and aimed to further enhance its value to Rs15,000 in future.
'Overseas ministry has included the names of overseas Pakistanis in the EOBI database to provide pensions because the overseas Pakistanis contribute 7 per cent to the GDP of the country.
The SAPM also welcomed the international doctors and highlighted the Medics International efforts in promoting health services in the country.
Dr. Bagher Larijani, Deputy Minister of Medical Education of Islamic Republic of Iran said: 'At the inaugural session of the two-day 10th International Medical Conference 2019 organised by Medics International in Islamabad, that Medics International has expanded by the time and is going on the right direction for expansion, research, education and health services in...