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Transgenders to get Health Cards at PM House today


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

30th Dec, 2019. 09:50 am
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Transgenders

The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Government (PTI) has decided to issue health cards to Transgenders.

As per details, sources said PTI has decided to issue health cards to Transgenders.

A special ceremony to take place at Prime Minister House today, where cards will be distributed.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will distribute health cards in the ceremony.

However Imran Khan will also address the function.

Transgender individuals reportedly experiencing healthcare disparities in federal capital.

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PTI Government’s step to provide them with Sehat Insaf Cards would end any such discrimination.

The programme will offer medical coverage per family for tertiary care diseases.

Through this Health card, the transgenders will be able to get treatment in over 300 hospitals across the country.

Transgenders get health cards in KP

Earlier, in the month of May this year,  Transgender community members get health cards in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

The health cards were given during a function held at the Peshawar Press Club.

On the occasion, project director Dr Mohammad Riaz Tanoli said provincial government committed to improving status of transgender community.

Moreover, He said transgender individuals reportedly experiencing healthcare issues.

Furthermore The programme offer medical coverage of Rs 400,000 per family.

The coverage for diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, emergency and trauma, fractures,  spinal injuries joint replacement surgeries.

Farzana Jan, president of Trans­Action Alliance, said that under Transgender Person’s Protection of Rights Act, 2018, its illegal to deny healthcare services to the transgender community.

Qamar Naseem, programme coordinator of Blue Veins, appreciated initiative taken to support the transgender community.

He said transgender population continued to face major challenges in getting appropriate healthcare facilities.

Furthermore, Taimur Kamal, coordinator of Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network, said health cards would help alleviate poverty; safeguard poor segments of society improving their access to healthcare services.

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