ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSRC) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and have jointly launched the Mera Sehat Card Mobile Application to provide valuable information to beneficiaries about services and facilities being provided under the programme with the primary objective of maximizing healthcare accessibility for citizens.
Following the introduction of universal health coverage under Sehat Sahulat Programme in 2016, all permanent residents of Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Tharparkar are availing essential healthcare services using their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).
An SMS service has already been rolled out to address eligibility inquiries for general public.
While launching the newly designed mobile application during a ceremony held at NADRA Headquarters in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Federal Health Minister Dr. Nadeem Jan emphasized the government’s dedication to utilizing technology for the betterment of healthcare services.
This event highlighted the government’s resolute commitment to integrating technology for the advancement of healthcare access and delivery.
The health minister highlighted that Sehat Sahulat Program has been a pioneer in embracing digitalization in healthcare from its inception. This belief in the transformative power of technology has culminated in the remarkable initiative we witness today.
NADRA being a technical partner of the MoNHSRC has been actively engaged in the Sehat Sahulat Programme since its inception and remains committed to ensuring access to essential healthcare services for beneficiaries facilitated by their Computerized National Identity Card without incurring any financial obligations.
NADRA is currently facilitating 8.4 million individuals comprising of 2.5 million families under universal coverage in Islamabad, GB, AJK and Tharparkar.
The CEO of Federal Sehat Sahulat Program (SSP) stated during his speech that Mera Sehat Card Mobile Application is aimed at transforming the healthcare experience and creating a comprehensive repository information for eligible citizens.
The application is loaded with a variety of information through state-of-the-art features including a streamlined eligibility verification process for beneficiaries to confirm their entitlement to healthcare benefits and access to family members’ information through OTP verification.
The digital version of Qaumi Sehat Card is provided for instant access while it features comprehensive record-keeping of medical treatment history and list of treatments covered as well as an extensive directory of the empaneled hospitals.
Users can also check the available healthcare benefits and their balance with the help of mobile application. Seamless integration with Google Maps guides and assists beneficiaries in finding healthcare facilities and a dedicated FAQ section has been added to address common queries and concerns.
Mera Sehat Card is a monumental step forward in promoting accessible and user-friendly healthcare services for the citizens who can download the IOS/Android versions as per their requirement to experience the convenience and efficiency it brings in managing their healthcare needs.
Responding to the request of MoNHSRC, NADRA has also introduced a live integration service. The service is designed to facilitate real-time data updates for citizens, eliminating the need for manual/human intervention.
Through this process, any modification in the NADRA database is promptly reflected in the Sehat Sahulat Program within a mere 24-hour timeframe.
The Health Minister Balochistan and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative also addressed the ceremony.