Pakistan announces Sehat Insaf Card scheme for Islamabad, G-B

11:15 PM | 28 Apr, 2021
Pakistan announces Sehat Insaf Card scheme for Islamabad, G-B
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ISLAMABAD – The PTI government has decided to launch health cards for the permanent residents of Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan announced on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media after presiding over a meeting of the National Steering Committee on Wednesday, Dr Faisal Sultan said that more than 258,000 families in Islamabad will be able to benefit from the government's Sehat Insaf Card scheme launched under PTI's Sehat Sahulat Programme.

"Similarly, about 328,00 households in Gilgit Baltistan will be able to get free medical treatment through the heath card facility," Dr Sultan said.

Under the scheme, the government has planned to provide health cards to 80 million poor people – or 10.5 million households – so that they could receive free medical treatment in private and public hospitals.