The first province to provide universal health insurance under the Sehat Insaf scheme, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Each family and every individual has PKR 10 lakh coverage.
KP will be the first province in the country to offer Universal Health Insurance. Every family will have coverage of Rs. 1,000,000. Every individual in the province will be covered.— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) June 21, 2020
No investment more appropriate in #KPBudget2020 than this, in the age of the #coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/sJhMGFygkj
The Sehat Insaf Programme is a huge step towards social welfare reforms in Pakistan. Through this initiative, under privileged citizens will get access to medical health care in a dignified manner and help with the burden of financial obligation.
Pertaining to the global pandemic, this is a huge step. Besides this, people will be able to avail in-patient services, emergency treatment, maternity consultancy, fracture, injuries, heart surgery and procedures including angioplasty and bypass, burns, dialysis, chronic infection, cancer and neurological procedure. Moreover, the insurance also covers local transportation cost worth PKR 1,000/- as well.
Individuals can check for their eligibility and if they are eligible they can apply for the sehat insaf card. People can also give their feedback regarding the experience and treatment received through the designated website and feedback form.