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KP CM approves programme for free of cost treatment of 4 non-epidemic diseases

KP CM approves programme for free of cost treatment of 4 non-epidemic diseases
September 13, 2017

PESHAWAR, 13 September: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has approved a programme for free of cost treatment of four non-epidemic diseases with the cooperation of Novartis Pakistan.

According to a statement issued from the Chief Minister’s office on Tuesday, the chief minister gave approval to the programme after a meeting with Novartis company officials in Peshawar. Mr Khattak directed the concerned officials to finalise agreement with Novartis Pakistan in this regard.

The meeting was briefed on the free of cost treatment of four non-epidemic diseases. These diseases include breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes and hypertension. The meeting was told that this programme is being initiated for low income groups who can’t afford expensive treatment of these diseases. The pharmaceutical company will provide medicines of these diseases to people by receiving just Rs100.

The chief minister indicated that treatment of more non-epidemic diseases will also be included in the programme after its successful implementation


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