Punjab CM launches Sehat Insaf Card scheme in Dera Ghazi Khan
DERA GHAZI KHAN (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar on Saturday launched the Sehat Insaf Card programme in Dera Ghazi Khan.
Speaking to the journalists, Usman Buzdar distributed the Sehat cards to the deserving families. “I know about the deprivations of South Punjab,” he said. He maintained that the secretariat of South Punjab will process properly in next financial year,
He also said that the problems will be addressed in under developed areas. The Punjab chief minister asserted that the entire Punjab will make significant progress. He further said that asserted that only practical steps will be taken instead of a show off.
PM launches first phase of Sehat Insaf Card
A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the first phase of the Sehat Insaf Card.
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.