Universal Healthcare Access in Pakistan
If we are to improve the living conditions of Pakistan’s population, it is imperative to develop means by which health care and related facilities are provided on a universal, all-inclusive basis. It was to this end that a symposium was held on 20th of December, 2018 at Library Hall, Patiala Block, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, with the support of the KE faculty and alumni. This article explores the key features of Universal Healthcare, based upon clinical vignettes from the author’s personal experiences. In the articles that will follow, including this issue and the subsequent issues of the Annals, specialists in their own fields will describe their experiences and share their propositions and recommendations for the future of healthcare planning in Pakistan. It is hoped that all of these articles will ultimately be published in a special issue of the Annals, in one volume.
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