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Rs15.5m released for treatment of cops’ children

By Our Correspondent
February 22, 2024

LAHORE:Inspector General Police Punjab Dr Usman Anwar has released Rs15.5 million health funds for cops’ 517 children for their treatment of cerebral palsy.

Punjab IG Dr Usman Anwar while speaking in this still taken from a video released on October 24, 2023. — X/@OfficialDPRPP
Punjab IG Dr Usman Anwar while speaking in this still taken from a video released on October 24, 2023. — X/@OfficialDPRPP

According to details, each child suffering from cerebral palsy has been given Rs 10,000 per month for medical expenses. The amount has been released for medical expenses of the fourth quarter (1st October to 31st December 2023).

The IGP released the funds after the scrutiny of the Welfare Management Committee. In a statement, the IGP said regular measures were being taken for the health welfare of children of police employees under Hamary Phool project. Monthly stipend is also being given to children affected by Thalassemia for medical expenses, he maintained. He said cochlear implant surgeries of 15 children of police employees have been done so far. The IGP said five more children have been approved for cochlear implant surgeries which will be done soon. He said more measures would continue for the health welfare of police employees and their families.