According to the latest reports, nearly 250,439 patients have been treated under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Sehat Card for free in the private and public hospitals in the first seven months of 2020-21.
The data shows the majority of the people preferred private hospitals for free treatment. Around 173,388 people went for treatment in private hospitals while only 76,052 people preferred public hospitals. The government has paid an amount of Rs 7.2 billion to different hospitals. KP government has paid Rs 13.056 million to State Life Insurance Corporation during the last financial year and under the agreement, the organization will pay back the remaining amount of Rs 5.856 billion.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI congratulates Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for having given free treatment to 250,439 patients under KP Sehat Card Plus Program.
The PM says that Pakistan is moving towards the welfare state envisioned by Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam. pic.twitter.com/GI6gxc7nWY
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) July 3, 2021
Allocation for the current fiscal year is 2021-22 is Rs 23 billion for approximately 7.49 million families of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. One billion rupees have been allocated for free liver transplants. Moreover, the health coverage of the people belonging to newly-merged areas has been increased.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan, has hailed the Sehat Card as the flagship program of PTI. He claims that the initiative has improved the living standards and lifestyle of the people. It also has reduced poverty in the province. “The PTI government is striving hard to ensure maximum possible facilities to the people of the province,” the CM said.
He added that the previous government had introduced the scheme at a limited level. The present government expanded its scope keeping in view the benefits and importance of the scheme.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa became the first province on January 31, 2021, to have a free healthcare facility for all its citizens. All the citizens were able to get free treatment in the 500 private and public hospitals.
The person with a CNIC in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can get free treatment. State Life Insurance Corporation had been selected after a competitive bidding process.