SAPM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza launches Health Cards for All Districts of Azad Kashmir
Islamabad, August 26, 2019 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza on Monday launched the Sehat Sahulat Program for all districts of Azad Kashmir at a ceremony held n Muzaffarabad. Addressing the ceremony Dr. Zafar Mirza said extending Health Cards facility to all districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Under the program Sehat Sahulat program is will benefit 300,000 families of all districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir living below poverty line.
Through Sehat Insaf cards, persons with disabilities and their registered families will also be provided with similar benefits without any poverty scoring. This is the first-ever initiative aimed at well-being of the population with physical challenges and disabilities. Dr. Zafar Mirza said under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan robust initiative has been launched to provide universal health coverage with accessible and equitable health services available to the masses.
This was the first time there was such a focus on health of the masses and resources were made available for human development and social sector. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan holds the cause of providing health-care to the people very close to his heart which is manifest in the numerous revolutionary initiatives the present government has taken in uplifting the health sector in the country. Dr. Zafar Mirza said the Sehat Sahulat Cards for the poor and vulnerable population of Azad Kashmir will bring a qualitative change in the health status of people of AJK.
Sharing details, Dr. Zafar Mirza said through this Social Health Protection initiative 300,000 families of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will be provided with free of cost health insurance to secure indoor health care services worth Rs: 720,000/- from empaneled hospitals through a very transparent and computerized mechanism. The services which are available from Sehat Insaf Card includes open heart surgeries, insertion of stents, management of cancer, neurosurgical procures, burn management, accident management, dialysis, intensive care management, deliveries, C section and other medical / surgical procedures.
The program will also provide Rs: 1,000 transportation cost to its beneficiaries at the time of their discharge from hospital. There is provision of burial support as Rs: 10,000 per death (if occur in hospital). There is facility of Inter Provincial / Inter District Portability for availing free of cost services from any empaneled hospital in Pakistan. Sehat Sahulat Program” in Pakistan, is the one of the leading initiatives of the current political government in Pakistan through which support and assistance is provided to poor families across the country.
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