To provide better health care facilities, the Punjab Education Department in collaboration with the health ministry has decided to issue health cards to the students.
According to the details, through the Sehat Cards, the students will be able to get free treatment from 25 hospitals in Lahore.
The Department of School Education has also issued a letter to the school heads regarding the preparation of health cards for the students. All students must submit copies of their parents’ CNIC to create a health card.
The Health department teams will visit schools to make Sehat cards.
Earlier Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid reviewed arrangements to scale up services of the Sehat Insaf Cards Program in a meeting at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department.
The Minister said the target of Universal Health Coverage will be achieved as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan hinting coverage of over 10 million families. She said, “The beneficiaries of the cards will be expanded to included widows, Zakat beneficiaries, deserving families from students of government schools.
In the next stage, over one million government servants will be given the facility.
The cardholders can avail of health services from different hospitals. Cardholders will be able to get treatment from Cardiology Institutes in Punjab.
The program is being appreciated everywhere. The provision of cards to people living below the poverty line is the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.”