Although the Supreme poll body suspended the distribution of health cards in tribal areas that were previously administered by the federal government until the end of the July 20 elections, the provincial government found a solution on Tuesday to overcome the ban, believing that national identification cards were sufficient for availing health facilities. Now tribal districts will be able to use their identity cards instead of the Sehat Cards.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said, after extending the free healthcare programme to the entire province, K-P had become the first province in the country to facilitate its residents.
Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Mahmood Khan announced on Tuesday while chairing a progress review meeting on the “Sehat Sahulat Programme”.
The CM was told that citizens in the newly-merged Under K-P’s Sehat Sahulat Programme, every household is provided with free healthcare worth Rs720,000 in designated hospitals.
During the meeting, Mahmood asked the health and information departments to work to increase public awareness of the need for free medical care through their national identification card (NIC).
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