The Sehat Sahulat Program is a watershed moment in social welfare reform, ensuring that identified under-privileged persons across the country receive their entitled medical health care in a timely and dignified manner, free of financial constraints. The Sehat Insaf card has made treatment easier for low income people. Thousands of people have been freely treated from this card.
The card was part of a health insurance system under the PTI’s Sehat Sahulat Program. The ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) first unveiled it in 2016. The programme has now been expanded to include the federal capital, the province of Punjab, and the province of Gilgit-Baltistan. This card was a great initiative for the under-priviledged people, as it allow them to get proper treatment.
The Punjab government has approved the inclusion of liver transplant surgery under health card programmes. The Punjab Chief Minister, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, approves this upgraded procedure for health card users as an extension of the Sehat Sahulat Card.
This decision was made after a meeting between Punjab Chief Minister and Dr Shazia Malik, vice president of a private hospital. Dr. Shazia guaranteed the patient of all private hospital support during the operation and after treatments on the occasion.
The Qaumi Sehat Card/Sehat Sahulat Program provided coverage for open heart surgeries, stent insertion, cancer management, neurosurgical procedures, burn management, accident management, dialysis, intensive care management, deliveries, C-sections, and other surgical or medical procedures that are up to PKR 1 million per family per year. In Pakistan, there is an inter-provincial/inter-district portability facility for accessing free care from over 600 accredited institutions.