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Prime Minister directs to include all disabled persons in Sehat Sahulat Programme, Dr. Zafar Mirza briefs media

July 5, 2019

Islamabad, July 05, 2019 (PPI-OT): On the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan families of Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are being given Sehat Insaf cards. Moreover, there will be 100% coverage for the entire population of district Tharparkar in Sindh. Prime Minister has given special directive to include all the disabled persons who are registered for disability at NADRA. Disability includes blindness, hearing, mentally retarded and physically retarted. Moreover, Sehat Sahulat Program will provide free wheel chairs and white canes to the disabled beneficiaries.

Dr. Mirza said through this social Health Protection Initiative, Health Insurance is to be provided to 15 million poor families, living below poverty line, in Pakistan including 6,897,000 poor families of Punjab (36 districts), 515,000 poor families of Balochistan (32 districts), 3,868,316 poor families of Sindh (29 districts) and entire Tharparker District ( 300,000 families), 1,621,088 poor families of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (29 districts), 335,000 poor families of AJK (11 districts), 126,000 poor families of Gilgit Baltistan (9 districts), 1,000,000 families of Merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (11 districts) and 85,000 poor families of Islamabad (1 district).

He elaborated that Sehat Sahulat Program gives coverage for Indoor Healthcare services only e.g. Major treatments like Heart diseases (Stents + open heart surgeries), diabetes mellites complication, Burns and accidents, dialysis, Chronic Infections complications. organ failure management, cancer management including chemo therapy, radiotherapy and surgery, Neuro surgical Procedures, all secondary medical and surgical illnesses, Maternity Package to promote mother and child health and all emergencies. It has insurance limit up to 720,000 per year While sharing the progress of the initiative Dr. Mirza said 3.24 Million families have been enrolled so far, there are 608,233 hospital visits, 145,000 have admitted for certain treatments/ medical procedures, whereas 442,005 families are newly enrolled in the program.

While briefing he informed that till now have 5,212 availed services for normal delivery and 8,868 have undergone through C section operation and 1,505 for angiography and stenting , 1064 have been operated for open heart bypass, 1522 cancer, 8310 dialysis, 3016 trauma , 5428 cholecystectomy, 8,864 for hernioplasty, 8,373 for appendectomy, 11,104 cataract eye and 9,920 hysterectomy. He also informed that there are 285 Empaneled hospitals all across Pakistan for providing free of cost services to beneficiaries of the program. There is provision of Transportation Cost of Rs: 1,000 at the time of discharge to every beneficiary.

In case, any death occurs in empaneled hospital, Burial Support of Rs: 10,000 is given per death to the attendant/ family of beneficiary. There is another feature of Inter Provincial / Inter District Portability where Free of cost services from any empaneled hospital in Pakistan can be availed. For complaint management there is availability of Toll-free number 0800-09009, any beneficiary can call and lodge their complaints. Any Pakistani can check their beneficiary status through SMS service, while sending their CNIC number to 8500. Dr. Zafar Mirza expressed satisfaction over the current status of the program and appreciated the efforts made by his team in providing services to the poor families in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com
Website: www.pid.gov.pk

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