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Sehat Card Plus Program Treated 8000 Patients in March 2024Sehat Card Plus Program Treated 8000 Patients in March 2024

Last Updated on: 3rd June 2024, 01:37 pm

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In a major step towards improving access to healthcare in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the Sehat Card Plus scheme has achieved a remarkable milestone by providing treatment to over 8,000 people in the fifth month of Ramadan. Under the visionary leadership of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Qasim Ali Shah, this initiative not only provides essential healthcare but also demonstrates effective management of healthcare expenditure amounting to over Rs 172 million. Let us delve deeper into the profound impact and workings of this Sehat Card scheme.

What do you mean by the Sehat Card Plus Program:

The Sehat Card Plus program aims to provide free and standardized access to healthcare to the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This program is in line with Sustainable Development Goal No.3 and the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Health Policy 2018 and reflects the government’s commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of its people. Currently, more than ten million families in the province are eligible for the Sehat Card Plus program.

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Main Features of the Sehat Sahulat Program June 2024:

Here are the key highlights of the Sehat Sahulat June Scheme:

  1. Treated more than 8000 Patients: Since its inception until June 16, the scheme has facilitated treatment for over 8000 individuals across various hospitals under the Sehat Card Plus Programme.
  2. Expenditures Exceeding Rs172 Million: The expenditure on healthcare services has surpassed Rs172 million, indicating significant investment and dedication towards citizens’ well-being.
  3. Proportional Expenditures in Public and Private Hospitals: Following reforms in July 2023, expenditures in both public and private hospitals covered by the Sehat card remained proportionate, ensuring fair access to quality healthcare services.
  4. Focus on Critical Medical Conditions: Noteworthy expenditures on the Sehat Card have been allocated to treating heart diseases, C-sections, and chemotherapy, showcasing the programme’s focus on addressing critical medical conditions effectively.
  5. Increments for Better Healthcare Access: Ongoing considerations for further enhancements underscore the commitment to continually improve and broaden healthcare services, ensuring comprehensive coverage for the populace.
  6. Patient Satisfaction is the Priorty: Third-party evaluations indicate that 97 per cent of patients express satisfaction with the Sehat Card programme, highlighting its effectiveness in meeting the healthcare needs of the population.

Health Minister Qasim Ali Shah recently led a comprehensive review session alongside prominent stakeholders, such as Dr. Riaz Tanoli, CEO of Sehat Card Plus, Dr. Shaukat Ali, Director-General of Health, and other key figures. The meeting underscored the critical role of the Sehat Card project in meeting healthcare commitments and delved into strategies for enhancing its efficacy and reach.

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Eligibility for the Sehat Card Plus Program:

The Sehat Card Plus program currently extends its benefits to over ten million families in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Coverage Limits for the Sehat Card Plus Program:

The initiative offers complimentary secondary healthcare services up to Rs0.2 million, with a cap of Rs0.4 million per family for tertiary healthcare treatment.

Sehat Card Plus Program

Sehat Card Plus Program Yearly Cost:

The yearly cost for the Sehat Card Plus program totals Rs29.40 billion, aimed at providing coverage for a wide range of illnesses and guaranteeing inclusive access to healthcare services.

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Final Thoughts:

The June update of the Sehat Sahulat program appears as a ray of optimism for the residents of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as it provides convenient and quality healthcare. With more than 8,000 patients treated and expenditure of over Rs 172 billion, this initiative clearly demonstrates the government’s commitment to raising healthcare standards and protecting people’s welfare. As efforts to strengthen and expand the program continue, the prospects for improving healthcare accessibility and outcomes across the province appear promising.

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