KP Becomes ‘First Province In Developing World To Provide Universal Healthcare For All’
By 2021, the Sehat Insaf Program will extend to all districts of KP.
In a hopeful new development, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has introduced the facility of medical coverage for underprivileged families under the Sehat Insaf Program.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing a launching ceremony of Sehat Insaf Card pic.twitter.com/zF4NtAwdIW
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During Launching Speech Today PM Khan claimed that KP has become first province in developing world to provide Universal Healthcare For All.
The government will offer full medical coverage to more than six million families in numerous districts. The provincial government and State Life Insurance have also reached an agreement on this.
Once the homework on the MoU (memorandum of understanding) is completed, the agreement will be signed on the 21st of August 2020 in PM Imran Khan’s presence.
The government would provide Rs. 8 billion over five years for insurance and it would cover medical facilities of up to Rs. 1 million per family.
After some time, the Sehat Insaf Program will extend to all districts of KP.
PM Imran Khan’s goal
While addressing a public gathering last year, PM Khan promised to make Pakistan a welfare state following the principles of Madinah. One step in fulfilling this promise is the introduction of a health insurance system for the people of KP.
A medical scheme similar to this was launched in Punjab in 2019 as well. Under this, 5 million families were given health cards.
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