KP govt launches Zone-III of Sehat Sahulat Card

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has launched Zone-III of Sehat Sahulat Card in the province.

Addressing the launching ceremony of the Sehat Sahulat Card of Zone-III in Peshawar on Friday, he termed the provision of the Sehat Sahulat Card a milestone pragmatic step towards the pattern of state of Madina.

The chief minister hoped health Card will ensure the solution of free healthcare-related issues in the province. The government has decided to add kidney and liver transplant treatment in the universal health program, he added.

The Chief Minister said the people of Peshawar, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan and Haripur will get free treatment. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched the scheme under which each family is eligible to receive health coverage of Rs1 million. 

Under the first phase, the project will be launched in KP’s Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Malakand, Swat, Upper Chitral and Lower Chitral districts.

Under the second phase, the program would be extended to Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar and Kohistan districts by November 2020. In the third phase, it would be extended to Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Buner, Nowshera, Charsadda and Peshawar by November 2020.

Under the fourth phase of the plan, the program would be extended to Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan and Tank by January 1, 2021.