PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa has decided to issue Sehat Insaf Cards to transgender persons to give them access to best health facilities.
The announcement in this regard was made by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai.
In an interaction with media, the minister said the government was taking measures to give respectable status to transgender persons in the society and in order to provide the employment opportunities, vocational training would be provided to them.
He deplored that past provincial governments totally ignored the rights of transgender community and did not take any step for their welfare.
He said PTI government, unlike past governments, would provide opportunities to transgender to lead a respectable.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 15 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.
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.