Mar 142017

The main goal of any great state should be the wellbeing of its people. And while ‘wellbeing’ is an all-encompassing term, ‘health’ plays a major role in it. It is unfortunate that Pakistan has failed to make the health of its people a priority.

The per capita health budget of a country indicates the nation’s commitment to the health of its people. The US has a health budget of more than 15 percent, UK 10 percent, India 4.1 percent and Pakistan less than 3 percent. The health department in Pakistan has remained neglected and this needs to change because the majority of people in the country cannot fly overseas to get their surgeries done.

Maryam Noor


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