In a first, free healthcare facilities are now being offered to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa residents

Reports state that the Sehat Card Plus is being executed through the Health Department in the province.

Sehat Card Plus: free healthcare facility for all KP residents.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan recently took to Twitter to announce that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has become the first province in Pakistan to extend free healthcare facilities to its citizens. According to reports, the entire KP population will receive free healthcare facilities under the Sehat Card Plus scheme.

Explaining the scheme, Mahmood Khan said:

With tomorrow’s launch of Sehat Cards in southern districts, KP will become the first province to have universal health insurance coverage for 100 percent population.

He further stated:

The free facility is a significant achievement by the government in completing the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, which is to shape Pakistan into a welfare state developed on the pattern of Riyasat-e-Madina.

Details about the Sehat Card Plus

Reports state that the Sehat Card Plus is being executed through the Health Department in the province. Sources believe that this scheme will benefit more than 6.5 million families and 40 million citizens of Khyber-Pakhtunkwa. Talking about the Sehat Card, CM Mahmood informed:

The scheme has already been extended to merged districts in the first phase. The scheme would also include a kidney and liver transplant facility to benefit the deserving families at large.

As per CM KP, under the Sehat card, all the province residents will be getting free health facilities up to PKR1 million.

Pakistanis are delighted about the sehat card scheme.

Public reaction to the Sehat Card Plus

Ever since CM Mahmood announced the Sehat Card scheme, the hashtag ‘#KPSehatCardPlus’ has been trending on Twitter. The public is showering the KP authorities and the incumbent Pakistan government with praises for launching this facility for the citizens.

Here is how people are reacting to the Sehat Card scheme:

Many are terming the initiative as ‘much needed in the country’ and are considering the facility to be beneficial:

Several are thanking the premier for fulfilling another one of his promises he made at the start of his tenure:

Some are inquiring about the details of the Sehat Card initiative:

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