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NHP good for marginalized segments: Khawar Mumtaz
Jan 05, 2016
ISLAMABAD (APP): Chairperson National Commission on Status of Women Khawar Mumtaz on Monday said National Health Programme (NHP) is a good initiative for under privileged segments of society.
She said health is a major issue of families living below poverty line due to poor nutrition and bad sanitary conditions which consume most of their income resources and this programme would be a sigh of relief for them.
"There is a need to create awareness among masses for getting facilitated through this programme and monitor its proper implementation so that its affects would reach to deserving people", she told APP.
Generally health of women is not good in our society as compare to our male members of the same family due lack of balance diet, she said adding, principally NHP would produce positive affects on improving the overall health condition of people but it depends on the priority of family members.
"The programme allow medical treatment of a family upto Rs 300,000 but the decision of taking the facility for male members, children or women would be taken by family heads", she commented.
She also urged for launching an extensive campaign to guide people for getting this card and fulfilling its requirements so that the beneficiaries could be benefitted appropriately.
Chairperson NCSW Ms. Khawar Muntaz chairing Women Human Rights Defenders Congress on 30th December 2016 at Islamabad
Women rights activists from across the country participated in a one-day Women Human Rights Defenders Congress on Tuesday, which was hosted by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (Poda) in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to Pakistan and UN-Women.