Seemie Rafiq Butt
Qaumi Sehat Card is a great initiative by the Government of Pakistan. It is a Micro health Insurance initiative currently available for citizens of Khyber Pakhtun Khuwan, Punjab, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, Islamabad, Tharparkar (Sindh) under Sehat Sahulat Program.
This program will help people with low income and poor financial conditions to receive good medical facilities and free inpatient health care services without any financial obligations.
It is a very good initiative for families that do not have money to get treatments because it requires a lot of money. This card will facilitate these families to get free and good treatment.
Sehat card allow families to receive health services not only in Public hospitals but also in many Private hospitals across the designated regions. Holders can get treatment and care in case of accident and medical emergency, for diseases like diabetes, kidney diseases, hepatitis B and C and all types of cancers. They can also receive free Covid-19 treatments.
All citizens of Pakistan rich and poor can access this program.All permanent residents of KP, Punjab, Azad Kashmir, Islamabad are covered under this program. Government is expanding the scope of program across the country.
The Sehat card covers complete medical facilities like free hospitalization, emergency, injuries, maternity services and follow-ups. The card also cover 8 major diseases cardiovascular, diabetes, kidney diseases, road accidents, chronic diseases, oncology and neurosurgical services, organ failure.
The card holder is allowed to get treatment of PKR 10, 00,000annually.Burial support of 10,000 is also provided if a person dies during treatment.
Anyone can check his/her eligibility by sending sms with their CNIC number to 8500. Registration in NADRA is compulsory for the eligibility of Sehat card.
QaumiSehat card is a great initiative by the Government of Pakistan to help poor families, who dies or is deprived of getting treatments due to high expenses.
This program should be further expanded to all areas and districts, so nobody could deprive through their rights. Government is gradually expanding this program across the country. We all hope for the best of Pakistan.