Pakistan has been long called a country where most people are not granted basic health facilities. This is one of the reasons why people prefer bahir kay hospitals over Pakistan’s hospitals. Moreover, the treatment causes a fortune to most people. This makes them resentful toward the government. However, the current government under the Naya Pakistan Sahulat Program has introduced Sehat Cards to make medical treatments affordable. Under this scheme, qaumi sehat card launched in Bahawalpur- sehat ab sab kay liye yaqeeni.
In Pakistan, public spending on health services has been extremely low. Although we have received a lot of humanitarian aid but it has not been rightly used in the health sector. It’s a backdrop that Pakistan has been facing since forever. However, the ruling government is bringing a revolution in the health sector. Prime Minister Imran Khan is making all possible efforts to provide citizens their basic rights.
Earlier this year, Sehat Card was made available to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir., Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Tharparkar, some divisions of Punjab and Islamabad. Sehat card ensures free medical treatment from government hospitals and some private hospitals on the panel.
The Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card will cover almost 10.5 million people from Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Bahawalnagar districts. Bhai wahh! Isn’t it amazing that not just one area would be bestowed with all the facilities? Sehat card is being introduced and promoted all over Pakistan. This will help lift the socio-economic conditions of the people. This initiative was a much-needed step.
During Covid, other medical and overall expenses are quite burdening. Pakistani’s are breathing a sigh of relief because of the Sehat Card Scheme. More and more families are getting the Sehat Card to enjoy its benefits.
In the hope for a better future, initiatives like these would make huge contributions to the well-being of society. The real wealth of a state is its citizens.
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”