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  • Govt pronounces Senat Insaf Card scheme for everlasting residents of Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan.
  • Round 258,000 households in Islamabad and 328,000 households in GB will be capable of profit from the scheme, says Dr Faisal Sultan.
  • Underneath the scheme, the federal government has deliberate to offer free medical therapy to 80 million poor folks — or 10.5 million households — throughout the nation.

ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan on Wednesday presided over a gathering of the Nationwide Steering Committee and introduced that the PTI authorities has determined to launch well being playing cards for the everlasting residents of Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Talking to the media after the assembly, Dr Faisal Sultan stated that in Islamabad, greater than 258,000 households will be capable of profit from the federal government’s Sehat Insaf Card scheme launched beneath PTI’s Sehat Sahulat Programme.

“Similarly, about 328,00 households in Gilgit Baltistan will be able to get free medical treatment through the heath card facility,” Dr Sultan stated.

Underneath the scheme, the federal government has deliberate to offer well being playing cards to 80 million poor folks — or 10.5 million households — in order that they may obtain free medical therapy in personal and public hospitals. 

Beforehand, the federal government had introduced that over the subsequent two years, round 15 million folks will obtain the playing cards.

The SAPM stated that when it comes to healthcare providers, the federal government plans to show Islamabad right into a mannequin metropolis.

He went on to say that the PTI-led authorities is engaged on bringing some main reforms to the well being sector, including that the scope of the Sehat Insaf Card scheme is being prolonged to the complete nation.

“The programme is currently underway in 96 districts of Pakistan,” Dr  Sultan stated. “At present, about 16 million families are benefiting from the health card.”

Talking in regards to the future plan of action, Dr Sultan stated that the playing cards will probably be issued to all everlasting residents of seven districts of Punjab — Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Layyah, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Okara, and Muzaffargarh — throughout the subsequent two months. In the meantime, the remaining districts will get the playing cards by December 2021.

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