Prime Minister Imran Khan launches first phase of Sehat Insaf Card
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the first phase of the Sehat Insaf Card on Monday. Addressing the ceremony, the prime minister hoped that the card will help alleviate poverty. “The purpose of our each policy is to reduce poverty,” he said. He said that the health cards will be provided to 10 million families in a month. Imran Khan said that the government would give loans to the people for constructing their houses. “The society ignoring health and education does not make progress,” he said. On Jan 30, the Health Ministry and State Life had 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. Captain (R) Zahid Saeed, Federal Secretary National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) and Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan signed the contract. The 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. It is the leading initiative of the political government in Pakistan through which support and assistance is provided to poor families across the country.