PESHAWAR: The provincial government has determined to release a brand new health facilitation scheme, the “Ilaj Sahulat Plan” (remedy Facilitation Plan) as a pilot in four districts of the province. The programme is being launched despite the truth that the authorities already has a province-huge medical health insurance scheme referred to as the ‘Sehat Insaf Programme’.

the brand new plan, to be launched through the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (k-P) authorities in association with the countrywide Rural help Programme (NRSP) and an insurance agency, turned into announced with the aid of the Adviser to k-P leader Minister on education Ziaullah Bangash an inaugural ceremony for the plan in Kohat on Sunday.

throughout the rite, Bangash referred to that the provincial government has issued the Sehat Insaf playing cards to residents in special parts of the province, adding that in a few weeks they may be handing the card to 800,000 needy human beings.

“The Sehat Insaf Card programme will continue to be intact even as we are launching the ‘Ilaj Sahulat Plan’ to facilitate okay-P’s residents in four districts and provide them with the nice health care offerings,” Bangash said.

The 4 districts, Bangash said, include Kohat, Malakand, Mardan and Chitral. He delivered that the authorities had already inked an settlement with the NRSP and the nation life insurance organisation — the identical company that the ok-P government had worked with to launch the Sehat Insaf playing cards. Ought to the programme prove a hit, it would be extended to the rest of the province.

“underneath this plan, a family will need to pay [a premium of] simply Rs2,550 a 12 months, and they might be provided with health services well worth up-to Rs30,000 at hospitals throughout k-P while they can also avail the ambulances up-to Rs1,000,” the adviser stated.

k-P government has banked on facts from the Benazir profits aid Programme (BISP) to pick out the recipients for the brand new plan, despite that fact that the general public had complained that the information became mistaken and the most needy were disadvantaged while the Sehat Insaf cards have been surpassed out.

Bangash said that to restoration that, they have protected Ulema and notables of the vicinity in the authorities plan in order that the deserving people may be blanketed. He also cleared the confusion that the Sehat Insaf Card changed into handiest for the destitute to are seeking for remedy below the programme while the Ilaj Sahulat Plan would be for all. He urged doctors to cooperate with those patients who carry either the Seht Insaf Card or the Ilaj Sahulat Plan playing cards.

Bangash additionally suggested the general public to be vigilant towards frauds within the health programmes.

The okay-P government had released its flagship Sehat Insaf cards in August 2016 and the programme was to price the government Rs5.2 billion over two years, masking some 1.8 million families. The card works at 102 certain fitness facilities across the province, such as public and personal hospitals.

posted inside the express Tribune, December 17th, 2018.