8000 Patients Treated through Sehat Sahulat March Scheme

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8000 Patients Treated through Sehat Sahulat March Scheme

In a significant milestone for healthcare access in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the Sehat Card Plus programme has successfully treated over 8000 individuals as of the fifth of Ramazan. Under the visionary leadership of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Qasim Ali Shah, this initiative has not only provided critical medical treatment but has also showcased effective management of healthcare expenditures, exceeding Rs172 million. Let’s delve deeper into the impact and workings of this groundbreaking scheme.

Overview of the Sehat Card Plus Programme

Overview of the Sehat Card Plus Programme

The Sehat Card Plus programme aims to provide free and standardized healthcare access to the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Initiated under Sustainable Development Goal Number 3 and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Health Policy 2018, this initiative holds the government responsible for the healthcare of its citizens. Currently, more than ten million families in the province are eligible for the Sehat Card Plus.

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Key Highlights of Sehat Sahulat March Scheme

Here are some key highlights of the Sehat Sahulat March Scheme:

  • Treatment of Over 8000 Individuals: Since the inception of the programme until March 16, over 8000 individuals have received treatment in various hospitals under the Sehat Card Plus Programme.
  • Expenditures Exceeding Rs172 Million: The expenditures incurred in providing healthcare services have surpassed Rs172 million, emphasizing the substantial investment and commitment towards the well-being of the citizens.
  • Proportional Expenditures in Public and Private Hospitals: Following the reforms in July 2023, expenditures in both public and private hospitals covered by the Sehat card remained proportional, ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare services.
  • Focus on Critical Medical Conditions: The highest expenditures on the Sehat Card have been for heart diseases, C-sections, and chemotherapy, reflecting the program’s emphasis on addressing critical medical conditions effectively.
  • Enhancements for Better Healthcare Access: Ongoing considerations for additional enhancements to the project underscore the commitment to continually improve and expand healthcare services, ensuring comprehensive coverage for the populace.
  • High Patient Satisfaction: According to third-party evaluation, 97 per cent of patients expressed satisfaction with the Sehat Card programme, highlighting its effectiveness in meeting the healthcare needs of the population.

Health Minister Qasim Ali Shah chaired a review meeting with key stakeholders, including Sehat Card Plus CEO Dr Riaz Tanoli, DG Health Dr Shaukat Ali, and others. The meeting reiterated the importance of the Sehat Card project in fulfilling healthcare obligations and explored avenues for further improvements.

Who is eligible for the Sehat Card Plus programme?

Currently, more than ten million families in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are eligible for the Sehat Card Plus programme.

What are the coverage limits under the Sehat Card Plus programme?

Free secondary care treatment is provided up to Rs0.2 million, while tertiary care treatment has a limit of Rs0.4 million per family.

What is the annual cost of the Sehat Card Plus programme?

The Sehat Card Plus programme costs Rs29.40 billion annually, covering various diseases and ensuring comprehensive healthcare access.


The Sehat Sahulat March Scheme stands as a beacon of hope for the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, offering accessible and quality healthcare services. With over 8000 patients treated and expenditures exceeding Rs172 million, this initiative exemplifies the government’s commitment to prioritizing healthcare and ensuring the well-being of its citizens. As efforts continue to enhance and expand the programme, the future holds promise for improved healthcare access and outcomes across the province.

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