In a historic decision, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to include free liver and kidney transplantation services in the universal Sehat Insaf Card scheme, which will benefit all citizens of the province.
On Saturday, an Agreement was signed by representatives of the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute in Lahore for this purpose.
A provincial government program known as Sehat Insaf Card would be used to provide the service, according to an official announcement from the government. The cost of a liver transplant would be covered by the provincial government, while the cost of a kidney transplant would be covered by the federal government.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan, stated in a statement that cancer treatment and outpatient department (OPD) services would be included in the Sehat Insaf card system in the near future.
Prime Minister Imran Khan started the Sehat Sahulat Program for the whole Khyber Pakhtunkhwa population last year, with the goal of giving each family a health insurance policy worth a million rupees to cover any medical expenses.
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In accordance with the program, each family will be provided with Rs1 million in health coverage every year. Residents of the province will be able to receive free care at both public and private hospitals that have been designated under the program.
Previously, the Sehat Insaf Card was used by 40 percent of the province’s population, according to the province.