PM Imran Khan Sehat Insaf Card scheme
Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the 1st phase of the countrywide Sehat Insaf Card scheme to provide free medical treatment to around 80 million people.
Prime Minister Imran Khan Sehat Insaf Card scheme:
over 80 million people households below the poverty line will receive free medical treatment worth Rs720,000 in private or state-owned hospitals. “It was first issued to half of all households, then to 69 per cent of poor households in KP,” the prime minister told attendees of the event. “It made a big difference.”
Over 150 hospitals will provide free treatment including procedures such as angioplasty, brain surgery, and cancer under this facility. The Sehat Insaf Card will cover treatment of all ailments except transplants.
The scheme will be launched in Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad, erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Islamabad. Each family in the tribal districts will be provided the cards, whereas 85,000 families in Islamabad will be given cards. Each card holder will also be provided cost of transport up to Rs1,000 for each hospital visit.
“It’s very important that we protect our poor with health cards so that if someone in their homes falls ill, they know that they can just take the Health Card to a hospital and receive treatment,” Prime Minister Khan said.
Federal Minister for Health Aamir Mehmood Kiani said that the cards have been launched after the initiative met with success in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. Sehat Insaf Card system is very comprehensive and is being monitored in real time by NADRA. He also said that no government in the history of Pakistan has made such an investment on underprivileged members of the society.