The federal government has made progress on expanding the health insurance scheme, ‘Sehat Insaf Cards’ to other parts of the country following the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, it was learnt on Friday. PM Imran Khan ordered concerned authorities to provide details regarding the issuance and outcomes of the Sehat Insaf Cards.
The government has completed cent per cent target of the issuance of Sehat Insaf Cards in the newly-merged tribal areas where citizens are using their computerised national identity cards (CNICs) for availing free healthcare facilities.
A citizen told reporters that he is grateful for getting free medical treatment facility following the initiative of the premier. The citizen said he is getting medical facility through the health insurance card which was previously not possible due to heavy fees of doctors and hospital expenditures.
Moreover, 62 per cent of people belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province have also received the free medical treatment facility under the scheme which is allowing them to get free medical facilities till February 2020.
The premier directed to expand the scheme to all parts of the country by distributing Sehat Insaf Cards among needy people till 2020. The cardholder will get Rs720,000 health allowance while getting treatment from the government and private hospitals.
In September, Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan had said Sehat Insaf Card and Ehsaas programme are the government’s practical steps to help the deprived, poor and needy and bring them onto the path of economic and social prosperity.
Ms Awan said under the vision of Prime Minister Khan these cards will be distributed among 15 million people in the next two years.