KP govt all set to sign contracts with private hospitals for free liver transplant
As per details, 6,030,000 patients have been treated under the free treatment program costing PKR 16 billion since the initiative began in 2015.
Officials at the health department told a source, “We would be inking agreements with two private hospitals, one each in Islamabad and Lahore, for free liver transplant of the people of KP. Rates would be finalized soon after which patients with damaged liver would be able to undergo the cashless transplant in both the health facilities.”
As per details, 6,030,000 patients have been treated under the free treatment program costing PKR 16 billion since the initiative began in 2015. Initially, it covered 3% of the population in four designated districts of the province.
In November last year, the program was extended to 51% and then 69% of the province’s population. The government has now launched the provision of free health coverage to the entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“Now, each of the 7.469 million families of the province stands entitled to seek treatment up to PKR 1 million free of cost in any of the 523 hospitals, including public and private countrywide and 163 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” stated officials. They added that the program covered all the major diseases.
Currently, the SSP has eight hospitals for cancer treatment, including five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one each in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.
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