12/2017
January

The Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan inaugurated the Prime Minister’s National Health Program (PMNHP) in Narowal on January 12, 2017. Mian Nawaz Sharif said that the program is directed at poorest of the poor who cannot afford medical treatment. He said it is duty of the government to take care of this segment of the society. The program will benefit more than 134,000 eligible families in Narowal.

 

Overview
The Punjab Health Initiative Management Company has been established under Section 42 of the Companies Act, 1984 after approval of the Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab. The main task of the PHIMC is to execute social health protection initiatives, demand side financing schemes including pro-poor health insurance schemes and collaboration with private sector to provide universal health coverage.
 
Implementation of Prime Minister National Health Program (PMNHP) in Punjab
For the province of Punjab, the Punjab Health Initiative Management Company has been mandated by the Specialized Health Care and Medical Education Department for execution /implementation of PMNHP on its behalf. The PMNHP program’s objective is improve access of the poor population to good quality medical services, through a micro health insurance scheme. In the first six months of the project, population under approx. 32% (2 USD) of the proxy means test in 4 districts of Punjab is covered. The program is benefiting 1.28 million families (9 million individuals) in the selected districts of Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Narowal and Sargodha.