The government extended the ‘Sehat Sahulat Programme’ to the entire population of the federal capital, Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan, while the process had been started for the procurement of insurance companies for the year 2022-25 to implement the flagship project.
Dr Faisal Sultan, the special assistant to the prime minister on national health services (SAPM), told a ceremony in Islamabad that under the ‘Sehat Sahulat Programme’ and the ‘Quami Sehat Card’, the government would issue health cards to all citizens of Islamabad and all districts of Punjab and G-B.
“The objective to extend the programme is to serve the deserving people, with the goal of a prosperous and healthy nation along with achieving universal health coverage,” Dr Sutlan, the de facto health minister of the country, said.
“The ministry of national health services along with the government of Punjab has started the process for the procurement of insurance companies for the year 2022-25 to implement the ‘Sehat Sahulat Programme’ as per the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he added.
The SAPM revealed that the procurement process for Phase-III of the programme concluded on Thursday with the “financial opening of proposals” in the presence of the evaluation committee, media representatives and other dignitaries.