After Sehat Insaf Program, KPK Govt introduces another health facility
After the launch of province-wide Sehat Insaf Program, the ruling government has decided to initiate another health facility called ‘Ilaj Sahulat Program’.
Ilaj Sahulat Program is based on treatment facilitation idea and will serve as a pilot project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
The launch of the Program:
Advisor to KP Chief Minister on Education ZiaullahBangash, while addressing inaugural ceremony of the program said that the program is being launched in association with the State Life insurance policy and the National Rural Support Program (NRSP).
It will be launched in four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. If it proves to be successful, it will be then further extended to other parts of the province also.
The selected districts:
As the IlajSahulat Program will facilitate the citizens of four districts which include:
“The ruling government had provided Sehat Insaf Program facility to the people of KPK. Soon the government will give IlajSahulat Plan cards to 800,000 needy people,” the Advisor said.
Here is how the plan will work:
Under IlajSahulat Plan, a family will have to pay an amount of Rs2,550 per year. The health facilities will be provided to the citizens at hospitals.
They will be facilitated with health services of worth Rs30,000. Availability of ambulances will be also provided at a cost of Rs1000.
Progress in the previous program:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had launched its plan of Sehat Insaf Cards in 2016. It had facilitated approximately 1.8 million families. The card works at 102 health departments in both public and private sector hospitals across the province
The card also provided some transplants under a specific program.
How it will be better than Sehat Insaf Program?
Notable Ullema and personalities of the area will be contacted. They will help to identify the actually deserving people. The program will be expanded to a level where no poor is ignored from getting the treatment.
There will be measures taken against those who try to take any negative benefit of this program.
How did Sehat Insaf Card work?
The Govt of KP had partnered with dozens of private hospitals as well as providing the services in Govt hospitals.
The card works at 102 locations which include private and government-run hospitals. The cardholder can get a free treatment of up to half a million rupees.
Every time the cardholder is treated at the selected facility, the total bill gets deducted fromt the card balance.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is moving towards another progressive healthcare plan.
The plan is aimed at providing all the possible health facilities for the improvement of the health sector in the province. Furthermore, it will reduce poverty through the concessions in health expenses.
Ilaj Sahulat Plan will offer both private and public sector hospitals. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will face all the expenses with the help of the German Government. Presently, only four districts have been selected but soon the program will be launched in all the districts of the province.