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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 3, 2019

Govt to launch first phase of Sehat Card Scheme on Monday

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, Feb 03, 2019

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that first phase of Sehat Card Scheme is being launched from Monday.

Talking to media in Lahore on Sunday, he said under this Scheme, free health care worth seven to nine lac rupees will be provided to deserving and poor segments of society.

On Jan 30, the Health Ministry and State life signed a land mark contract for provision of Sehat Insaf Card to 15 million families

The contract was signed for Implementation of Sehat Sahulat Program (SSP) in all districts of Pakistan in line with vision of Prime Minister’s Universal Health Coverage.

The contract was signed by Captain (R) Zahid Saeed, Federal Secretary National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) and Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan.

Ministry of National Health Service, Regulations and Coordination, in collaboration with participating provinces and regions, has completed its procurement to expand its health initiative of “Sehat Sahulat Program” in Pakistan.

Through this initiative poor families will be provided with free of cost health insurance to secure indoor health care services worth Rs: 720,000/- from empanelled hospitals.

The program will provide “Sehat Insaf Card” to 15 million families in the province of Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, AJK, GB and old districts of FATA through a very transparent and computerized mechanism.

The services which are available from Sehat Insaf Card includes open heart surgeries, insertion of stunts, management of cancer, neurosurgical procures, burn management, accident management, dialysis, intensive care management, deliveries, C section and other medical / surgical procedures.

The program will also provide Rs: 1,000 transportation cost to its beneficiaries on their discharge from hospital.

This is the one of the leading initiative of the political government in Pakistan through which support and assistance is provided to poor families across the country.