Earlier, reports emerged that Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a senior supreme court (SC) judge, issued an order for the removal of Sehat Card banners. The alleged move came after he collided with one of the banners.
According to a media report by ARY News Urdu, Justice Isa, while walking on his way to the SC, collided with a banner on Shahra-e-Dustur. After reaching the court, he issued an order to remove the banners. Officials of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) received the instructions to remove the banners.
However, sources at Global Village Space confirmed that it is fake news, and Justice Faez Isa did not issue any such order.
— ARY News Urdu (@arynewsud) February 1, 2022
میں نے آج جسٹس قاضی فائز عیسی سے پوچھا تھا کہ آپ نے صحت کارڈز کے بورڈز کو ہٹانے کا حکم دیا ہے ؟ جس پر جسٹس قاضی فائز عیسی نے جواب دیا کہ فٹ پاتھ چلنے کی جگہ ہے خاردار تار کی نہیں۔ https://t.co/RfvKD79gz6
— Hassan Ayub Khan (@HassanAyub82) February 1, 2022
Important to note, the PTI-led government is heavily advertising the Ehsaas health cards. The Sehat cards were also advertised at the HBL PSL 7, a move that left Twitter divided. Many netizens appreciated the marketing strategy, while others criticized it.
According to the supporters, the Sehat Card is an important initiative that should be aggressively promoted so more people can know about it and avail of it. On the other hand, the critics stated that the Sehat card has nothing to do with HBL PSL 7. The PTI government is over projecting the card.
Sehat card: A revolutionary initiative
So far, the PTI government issued the health card in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Thar Parkar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, where it witnessed massive success.
Ever since its launch, the number of eligible families and individuals benefiting from the National Health Card in Punjab increased. The number increased by 63% with the inclusion of more than 10.5 million people from Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, and Bahawalnagar districts in the Bahawalpur Division.
The National Health Card is a revolutionary initiative by the government. It provides free medical treatment in government and selected private hospitals up to Rs. 1 million. It includes treatments such as open-heart surgeries, cancer management, neurosurgical procedures, dialysis, deliveries, C-sections, and other medical and surgical procedures.