KP will become the first province to provide universal health services to 100% of its population
A high-level meeting chaired by Taimur Saleem Jhagra was held at Civil Secretariat Peshawar regarding 100% health coverage under Sehat Sahulat Program.
The provision of universal health services will entirely change the health sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
This program will allow people to get timely treatment in standard hospitals with dignity.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will become the first province of Pakistan to give universal health exposure to its residents. KP Finance Minister, Taimur Saleem Jhagra, said that Insaf Cards will be distributed to every family in the province.
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The provision of universal health services will entirely change the health sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Moreover, the suffering of poor people will end and residents of KP will get good treatment from standard hospitals with pride and dignity.
Taimur Saleem Jhagra chaired a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat Peshawar. Moreover, the main objective of the meeting was the provision of 100% health coverage under Sehat Sahulat Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Muhammad Yahya Akhunzada, Secretary Health KP, Ali Jan Khan, Advisor to Minister Finance, Dr. Shahid Yunis, Chief Health Sector Reforms Unit (HSRU), Director SHPI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Muhammad Riaz Tanoli and Deputy Director Dr. Ijaz Ahmad attended the meeting.
Secretary Health briefed the meeting through a short presentation. Various options from the higher insurance firms for 100% of the population were presented in his presentation. Government employees will also be a part of this health insurance program.
The second agenda of the meeting was about the inclusions of both private and public sector hospitals in the list to ensure the provision of quality and standard treatment.
However, at the end of the meeting after a detail discussion, it was decided that the Health Department should go for rebidding to hire the insurance company. After the bidding process, the organization will submit two proposals – one for premium-based coverage and second for the fund management system.
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