Sunday, April 14, 2024

Cancer Patients to get Free Medicines at KP’s Regional Hospital

Free oral drugs would be provided to blood cancer patients at the regional hospital on Sehat Card plus has been decided by the health department as it would be convenient for them and no need to visit Peshawar for oral medication.

However, since 2014 the government is providing free medicines to patients at oncology department of Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC).

The patient have to visit Peshawar from far areas in order to have free medicines. It gives rise to the government in order to include oral cancer treatment in SCP so that patients can get free medication in their hometowns.

Over than 20,000 patients of flood cancer have been benefitted by the free cancer treatment programme initiated by government as they avail free checkups and medicines on monthly basis at the oncology ward of HMC since 2014.

Dr Mohammad Riaz Tanoli, the chief executive officer of Sehat Card Plus programme informed the sources that the patients would continue to avail the free medication at HMC but the hospitals are increased in numbers now as people were not compelled to visit Peshawar rather than receive medicines from own area.

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