Prime Minister PM Imran Khan will distribute Sehat cards among families in Azad Kashmir today.
According to the details, PM Imran Khan will also address the cards distribution event. The health card will work in Army hospitals as well. The programme includes upgrading of district hospitals in AJK. The distribution is expected to cover 1.2 million people in 10 districts. The government has already announced a similar programme in KP. The programmes are part of the government’s Sehat Sahulat Programme.
It may be recalled that in June this year, Imran Khan while addressing a ceremony in Muzaffarabad, Imran Khan announced that his government will provide health cards to 1.2 million people in Azad Kashmir.
“Our Ehsaas Programme will reach 138,000 families in Azad Kashmir,” said Imran Khan, “1.2million people will get health cards.” He added.
The prime minister said that the people will be able to get health facilities up to Rs1 million with the health card.
PM Khan said his government highlighted the Kashmir issue in the United Nations. It was all over in the international media, he said. Imran Khan also promised to keep supporting the Kashmiri people.
What is Sehat Sahulat Programme?
The PTI government has started this programme, and in every family can get free medical services worth upto Rs1 million per year.
The card is not issued to an individual but to a family; it could be a couple and their children, or a joint family.
The government has an agreement with the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, which borrows Rs 2,850 per person per year from it to provide this service.
Definition of the family under the programme:
A family is defined as a husband and a wife and their children. They can get treatment using the husband or wife’s card for their family. The couples registered with Nadra will get their separate insurance. Those who are not can use their parents’ cards but that would deprive them of their separate Rs1 million insurance.
Eighteen-year-olds who have CNICs but are unmarried can use the facility using their parents’ cards. After they get married, they can file a request with NADRA to have their card number changed.