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PM Imran Khan congratulates KP govt for treating 250,439 patients under Sehat Card Plus programme

PM Imran Khan congratulates KP govt for treating 250,439 patients under Sehat Card Plus programme
July 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for treating free of cost 250,439 patients under Sehat Card Plus programme.

In a tweet on Saturday, he said: "This is the Pakistan we are moving towards - that was envisioned by Allama Iqbal and the Quaid-i-Azam."

During the seven months of 2020-21, the majority of patients preferred private hospitals for their treatment; around 174,388 people went to private hospitals and only 76,052 patients were treated in government hospitals. The government has paid an amount of Rs 7.2 billion to different hospitals. The KP government has paid Rs 13.056 billion to the State Life Insurance Corporation during the last financial year and under the agreement, the organization will pay back the remaining amount of Rs 5.856 billion.

Allocations for the current financial year 2021-22 have been Rs 23 billion for approximately 7.49 million families of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At least one billion rupees have been allocated for the free treatment of liver transplants. The health coverage of the people of the newly-merged areas has been increased from Rs 72 million to one million to bring them on a par with the rest of the province.