First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) signed an MOU with Sehat Kahani-one of the fastest growing health tech companies in Pakistan, to launch an E-Health Financing Loan for female health workers to allow them to set up their clinics, through the Sehat Kahani application.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Ali Raza Head Business FWBL and Dr. Sara Saeed Khan CEO Sehat Kahani. Ms. Shahida Javed Acting President FWBL, Ms. Faiqa Naseem Deputy Director State Bank of Pakistan, and other officials of both companies also attended the ceremony.
Under this partnership, the healthcare providers can get loan-based financing through First Women Bank Limited facilitated by Sehat Kahani. This will allow health workers desirous of starting or scaling digital health services to open e-health/telemedicine clinics.
State Bank greatly appreciated the efforts of Sehat Kahani and First Women Bank Limited, as they expressed “State Bank commends the collaborations between First Women Bank and Sehat Kahani for the uptake of SBP subsidized refinance facility for loans to female nurses and health care workers, to upgrade their clinics into Sehat Kahani enabled Telemedicine centers.
Sehat Kahani has a network of 27 clinics all across Pakistan and has provided consultations to 250,000 plus patients to date through its clinics and mobile application.
Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram, CEO and CoFounder Sehat Kahani is overwhelmed with this collaboration, she added that this would allow health workers to become E-Health franchisees to Sehat Kahani and take more ownership of their clinics, increase their productivity and create long term partnership with Sehat Kahani.