Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government for giving health insurance cover to all citizens of the province.
Taking to Twitter, PM Khan congratulated the government on this achievement and termed it a ‘huge step’ towards making Pakistan a welfare state.
Congratulations to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for giving health insurance cover to all those with a KP domicile. This is a huge step towards making Pakistan a welfare state based on Riyasat e Madina.
Earlier on August 21, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had announced universal health coverage for its citizens. The scheme was initially launched for 6 million families with an aim to gradually extend the scheme to all districts across the province.
Under the health insurance scheme, each KP-domiciled family will receive Rs. 1 million per annum health cover across the country. The insurance program is divided into three categories: basic, advance, and additional coverage.
The health card will cover the expenditures of up to Rs. 200,000 for each family every year for emergency services requiring admission. These include maternity services (both normal and C-section), fractures and injuries, general surgeries (gallbladder, biopsy, colon, prostate, hernia), and general medicine (diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac-related issues).
The Advanced Treatment plan bears medical expenditures up to Rs. 400,000 related to cardiovascular emergencies (Angioplasty and Bypass), artificial limbs (Prosthesis), kidney diseases (Dialysis), breast cancer screening, and management of neurosurgical diseases.
Another Rs. 400,000 will be set aside under the ‘Additional Coverage’ plan, which includes cancer treatment (Chemo, Radio, Surgery), kidney transplant, accident, and emergency and intensive care unit (ICU) care.