Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Friday that the process of distribution of 40 million Sehat Insaf Cards across all 36 districts of Punjab would start by December 31 this year and complete by March 2022.
The Prime Minister, who chaired a meeting to discuss the distribution of Sehat Insaf Cards in Punjab, was also informed that a massive awareness campaign would also be held to ensue better utility of the health insurance facility.
The meeting was attended by Special Assistants to PM Dr Faisal Sultan and Dr Shahbaz Gill, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, KP Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and other senior officers.
The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to utilize all out resources for effective execution of the project.
He was of the view that Sehat Insaf Card was milestone achievement of the incumbent government and the Universal Health Coverage was a key component of the government’s vision.
The provision of quality healthcare to the poor was not only the government’s responsibility but also the manifestation of government’s priorities, the PM added.
He viewed that the health insurance would not only extending quality healthcare to the people but also bringing about a boom in private hospitals.
PM Imran Khan directed the health ministers that besides ensuring uniform health facilities to the poor, they should also set up a mechanism for proper guidance of the beneficiaries particularly the illiterate ones.
He also called for making the beneficiaries’ feedback a permanent feature of the program to address the shortcomings without delay.
The Prime Minister also instructed for setting up special cells at federal and provincial levels to achieve effective implementation of the project.—INP