Every family in Punjab to get ‘Sehat Insaf Card’ by next year: Fawad

‘Game changer’ programme will provide health insurance cover of up to Rs1 million, says information minister

News Desk October 22, 2021
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry speaking to the media in Islamabad. PHOTO: PID

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that after Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) every family in Punjab will also get ‘Sehat Insaf Card,’ which will provide annual health insurance cover of Rs1 million to each family.

In a tweet, Fawad said under this “game changer” programme people belonging to all segments of the society including the underprivileged will be provided free of charge quality medical treatment.

Fawad said the process of issuance of Sehat Insaf Cards would start in December in central Punjab and by March next year the whole province will have these cards.

Also read: Sehat card holders eligible to register complaints on citizen portal

The minister said under the government’s health insurance scheme people will be able to avail free medical treatment at any private or government hospital of their own choice.

Last year in August, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched same initiative in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The K-P government and the State Life Insurance Corporation (SLIC) inked the agreement for the distribution of Sehat Insaf Card

Under the agreement, an annual health insurance cover of Rs1 million each would be provided to around 6 million families of the province, enabling the whole 40 million population to avail free medical treatment at over 250 public and private hospitals across the country.

(With additional input from APP)


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