Monday, August 8, 2022

KP govt decides to expand Sehat Insaf Cards to all cities


PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa has decided to expand Sehat Insaf Cards to other parts of the province, ARY News reported Monday.

The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan, decided that all cities will be given the health cards in the next budget, due a month later.

Under the Sehat Insaf Cards, the citizens will be able to get treatment of AIDs and all kinds of cancers. The meeting said it was for the first time that such a step was taken for welfare of citizens.

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The patient will be assisted financially as stipulated in the health card scheme.

A patient will also be given Rs 1000 each under veterinary transportation. An amount of Rs 10,000 will be given to a patient for shroud and burial.

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the first phase of the countrywide Sehat Insaf Card scheme on Feb 4 to provide free medical treatment to approximately 80 million people.

While on March 15, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched Sehat Insaf Card scheme in tribal districts of erstwhile FATA.

Addressing tribal elders at Ghalanai, PM Khan said the holder of the card will be entitled to get treatment in any hospital up to seven hundred and twenty thousand rupees annually.

He vowed that government is mulling over how to spend development funds in the tribal districts to uplift living standard of the tribesmen.


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