Punjab, State Life sign contract for Sehat Sahulat Program


ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP):The Punjab government and State Life Insurance Corporation on Wednesday held a
formal contract signing ceremony for implementation of Sehat Sahulat Program in
the province
Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Aamer
Mehmood Kiani specially attended the ceremony.
Chief Executive Officer of Punjab Health Initiative Management Company,
Zaheer Abbas Malik, on behalf of Government of Punjab, signed the contract
to implement Sehat Sahulat Program in all districts of Punjab.
The Federal Minister, in brief comments, said that this scheme will bring robust
improvement in treatment and access to quality healthcare services to poorest and
under-privileged sections of population.
He thanked the participants for attending the ceremony and assured that the
ministry, under his supervision, will work day and night to ensure the success of
this programme.
Through this Social Health Protection initiative poor families will be provided with
free of cost health insurance to secure indoor health care services worth Rs 720,000
from hospitals on panel.
Through this program, the Government of Punjab will provide “Sehat Insaf Cards” to
around six million families of the province who are living below poverty line.
The indoor health care services which are available from Sehat Insaf Card included
open heart surgeries, insertion of stents, management of cancer, neuro-surgical procedures,
burn management, accident management, dialysis, intensive care management, deliveries,
C-section and other medical and surgical procedures.
The program will also provide Rs 1,000 transportation cost to its beneficiaries at the
time of their discharge from hospital besides a provision of burial support of Rs 10,000
per death (if occurs in hospital).
There is facility of Inter Provincial and Inter District Portability for availing free of cost
services from any empaneled hospital across the country.