ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Gilgit-Baltistan, the Citizens of Islamabad will now also be eligible to avail the free medical treatment up to worth Rs 720,000 annually under the Sehat Insaf Card Scheme.
In a statement on Friday, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has accorded approval to the issuance of Sehat Insaf Cards for all Citizens of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
Asad Umar said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the first province that initiated the Sehat Insaf Card Scheme, and now it’s being replicated in Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Islamabad as well.
اسلام آباد کے تمام شہریوں کے لئے وزیر اعظم عمران خان کا بڑا فیصلہ….. تمام اسلام آباد کے مقیم شہریوں کے لئے صحت سہولت کارڈ کا نطام لانے کی منظوری دے دی. خیبر پختون خواہ پہلا صوبہ تھا جس نے اس سہولت کا اعلان کیا اور پنجاب، گلگت بلتستان اور اسلام آباد میں بھی یہ نظام نافذ ہو گا
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 2, 2021
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 100,982 patients have availed the free medical treatment under the health insurance scheme from November 1, 2020 to March 29, 2021, according to the Provincial Finance & Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra.
A milestone passed!
100,000+ patients have now availed KP’s new Sehat Card Plus Universal Health Insurance programme, which covers Covid treatments also.
~35,000 patients per month avail the service, up from ~7,000 under the old programme. pic.twitter.com/4f1LVVVvsT
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) March 31, 2021
Now, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to include the COVID-19 treatment in the Sehat Sahulat Programme as the province has so far suffered 2,382 deaths and recorded a total of 89,255 Coronavirus Cases.
The third wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and yesterday, a positivity ratio of 13.48% was recorded in addition to suffering 19 fatalities.
Separately, the Punjab government has also announced to offer free medical treatment to all Citizens of the province by the end of 2021 under the Universal Health Coverage.