Islamabad, January 30, 2019 (PPI-OT): “Contract Signing Ceremony between Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan for Implementation of Sehat Sahulat Program (SSP) in all districts of Pakistan” In line with vision of Prime Minister’s Universal Health Coverage, Ministry of National Health Service, Regulations and Coordination, in collaboration with participating provinces and regions, has completed its procurement to expand its health initiative of “Sehat Sahulat Program” in Pakistan.
Through this initiative poor families will be provided with free of cost health insurance to secure indoor health care services worth Rs: 720,000/- from empanelled hospitals. The program will provide “Sehat Insaf Card” to 15 million families in the province of Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, AJK, GB and old districts of FATA through a very transparent and computerized mechanism. The services which are available from Sehat Insaf Card includes open heart surgeries, insertion of stunts, 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 on their discharge from hospital. This is the one of the leading initiative of the political government in Pakistan through which support and assistance is provided to poor families across the country. On this occasion Federal Minister, National Health Services briefed that this scheme will bring drastic improvement in treatment and access to quality treatment by poorest and under privileged marginalized population of Pakistan.
It is estimated that as many as 15 million families living in Pakistan below the poverty line will benefit from this scheme. In the end he thanked all the participants of the ceremony for witnessing this important landmark incidence and assured that Ministry, under his supervision, will work day and night to assure the success of this program in providing benefits to the people of Pakistan.
Today on 30th January 2019 Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, in presence Federal Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani, has signed a contract with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, which has been selected through nationwide competition, to implement the initiative in Pakistan. From both departments, contract has been signed by Captain (R) Zahid Saeed, Federal Secretary National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) and Chairman State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan.
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