LAHORE    -   More than 2.3 million people in Punjab have received free medical treatment fa­cility worth above Rs 50.7 billion through Sehat Sahulat Card, as per the statistics, issued by the Department of Special­ized Healthcare and Medical Education on Monday. Provincial Health Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch said that 794 gov­ernment and private hospitals had been selected to provide free treatment facil­ity to the public through the Sehat Card. The people of Punjab were getting free treatment facilities from 189 govern­ment and 605 private hospitals through the card, he added. He said that more than 0.4 million people availed free di­alysis facility through Sehat Card. So far more than 51,000 people in Punjab had got the facility of free coronary angiogra­phy through the card. Also, 44,000 wom­en underwent normal delivery and more than 187,000 cesarean operation facility free of cost through the card. Baloch said that so far 33,000 people in Punjab had undergone free hernia surgery through Sehat Card, adding that 32, 655 people availed facility of chemotherapy through the card. The secretary said that more than 25,000 people in the province got free facility of angioplasty and more than 146,000 people underwent free eye sur­gery through Sehat Card, he added.

ACE TO HOLD OPEN COURTS ACROSS PUNJAB

Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) Director General Nadeem Sarwar along with Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Anti -Corruption Brigadier (R) Musadaq Abbasi will hold open court at DG Anti-Corruption office tomorrow.

According to spokesperson for ACE of­fice here on Monday, instructions have been issued to all the Regional Directors to hold Open Courts tomorrow in their offices and listen to public complaints di­rectly. DG Nadeem Sarwar invited people to visit these open courts and submit their complaints against corruption and corrupt elements. He further said that the purpose of these open courts is to strengthen the process of self-account­ability within the department. He said that on the first Tuesday of every month, these open courts would be held in all ACE offices across Punjab and orders would be issued on the spot after hear­ing the problems of people.