Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday while talking to media in Lahore said that government will launch first phase of health cards scheme on Monday (Feb 4) and free health care worth seven to nine lac rupees will be provided to deserving and poor people of society to secure indoor health care services from empanelled hospitals.
Earlier On Jan 30, Captain (R) Zahid Saeed, Federal Secretary National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) and Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan signed a land mark contract for Implementation of Sehat Sahulat Program (SSP) in all districts of Pakistan in line with vision of Prime Minister’s Universal Health Coverage.
The program will provide “Sehat Insaf Card” to 15 million families in the province of Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, AJK, GB and old districts of FATA through a very transparent and computerized mechanism. The program will also provide Rs: 1,000 transportation cost to its beneficiaries on their discharge from hospital.
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17 July, 2019