Staff Reporter Peshawar
Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government has decided to enhance Sehat Insaf Card package upto Rs one million per family to facilitate patients of merged tribal districts.
Taimur Salim Jhagra, Provincial Minister for Health in a statement here Friday said the decision has been taken after meeting with Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation.
He said tribal people had rendered great sacrifices for the country and a principle decision has been taken to increase Sehat Card Plus’s package upto Rs one million per family for entire tribesmen of all seven tribal districts of erstwhile FATA.
Tribal people of South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Kurram, Orakzai, Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur districts would get free of charge treatment in any top paneled government or private hospitals across the country.
Under Top-Up Programme, he said special packages would be issued for government employees and people.
The health minister said it has been decided to include liver and bone marrow transplants in Sehat Cards Plus Program to provide relief to patients.
Khyber Pakthunkhwa health department and Rescue-1122 have joined hands for shifting of patients and quick treatment to ailing persons in the province.
Minister for Health, Taimur Salim Jhagra here on Friday said a phenomenal but a silent change in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the creation of a provincial ambulance service by KP Rescue 1122 and Health Department.
“Over 12,000 ambulance referrals have occurred in less than 3 months across KP,” he maintained.
He said over 300 ambulances were handed over from Health Department to Rescue1122 and began to deliver overnight.
These ambulances were previously run by individual hospitals, and were traditionally having very limited public utilisation.
“ Now KP Rescue 1122 has two services, one offering their emergency rescue services, and the second a health system ambulatory service.”
He said 1122 service will also add a rural ambulatory service for maternity cases and after presence in all districts, expand to all tehsils across KP.