Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan on Wednesday said that Sehat Sahulat Programme was going to be extended to all permanent residents of the federal capital and Gilgit Baltistan by the end of this year.
Addressing the launching ceremony of Sehat Sahulat Programme OPD Pilot Project, he said that this scheme would bring robust improvement in treatment and access to quality health care services to the population and would bring revolution in the health sector of Pakistan.
He maintained that through this project, primary healthcare level outpatient services would be provided through general practitioners using the essential package of health services (EPHS), including SRHR and FP services.
Dr Sultan stated that this facility was limited to selective beneficiaries of Islamabad only during the pilot project. He added that the services available under the programme include open-heart surgeries, insertion of stents, management of cancer, neurosurgical procedures, burn management, accident management, dialysis, intensive care management, deliveries, C-sections and other medical and surgical procedures.
The SAPM said that there is also the facility of inter-provincial or inter-district portability for availing free of cost services from any empanelled hospital in Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2021.
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