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Sunday Apr 25 2021
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KP to cover liver, bone marrow transplants under Sehat Card Plus Scheme

By
Web Desk
Prime Minister Imran Khan witnesses MoU signing between KP and State Life for universal coverage of Sehat Insaf Cards. File photo
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to cover liver and bone marrow transplants under Sehat Card Plus Scheme.
  • The decision was taken to provide free treatment facilities to the people under the scheme.
  • The meeting decides to put in place a third-party monitoring mechanism for all the activities under the scheme.


PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to cover liver and bone marrow transplants for patients under the Sehat Card Plus Scheme, said Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

According to a report published in The News on Sunday, the decision was taken to provide free treatment facilities to the people and to make the Sehat Card Plus Scheme a comprehensive package of social health protection.

Read more: All you need to know about the Sehat Insaf Card programme

The chief minister was chairing a meeting to discuss various matters to improve the health coverage under the Sehat Card Plus Scheme.

'Increase annual health budget'

The minister decided to enhance the annual health coverage for the residents of the tribal districts from Rs0.6 million to Rs1 million per family under the Sehat Card Plus Scheme.

The meeting was also attended by the provincial minister for Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation Shoaib Hussain, Secretary Health Imtiaz Hussain, among others.

It was also decided to launch a top-up programme under the scheme with the aim to offer special packages of medical treatment to government employees and the general public. 

Third-party monitoring mechanisms

The meeting also decided to put in place a third-party monitoring mechanism for all the activities under the scheme.

The meeting agreed to make timely payments to the designated hospitals of the scheme in order to ensure uninterrupted treatment facilities to the patients therein.

Read more: Sehat Sahulat Programme: KP citizens only need valid CNIC for the health scheme

The chief minister directed the higher-ups of the health department to take necessary steps to ensure the implementation of the decisions as per the given timelines.

Comprehensive package for health protection

Khan said the free treatment of more diseases would be covered under the scheme in order to facilitate the people of the province. 

He added that the scheme would be turned into a comprehensive package of social health protection.

He said that all the initiatives of his government aimed at providing maximum facilities to the people, adding that all the available resources would be utilised for this purpose.