NADRA and the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination have signed Sehat Sahulat deal to streamline service delivery to health card holders.
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will provide a `centralized information management system’ for permanent residents of Punjab to benefit from the Sehat Sahulat deal. The agreement was signed by NADRA officials and health authorities of the federal and Punjab governments at the NADRA headquarters.
Nadra has agreed to provide a digital solution system to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination which will enable the citizens of Punjab to avail of free healthcare services by using their computerised national identity card as a health card at authorised government and private hospitals.
The system will include:
- Data Verification Services
- Family Composition
- CNIC verification
- Centralized Management Information System
- Call Centre Services (Outbound) for feedback of beneficiaries
- Data Hosting and allied services
- Hospital Services Module.
The National Database and Registration Authority Chairman Tariq Malik spoke about the authority’s infrastructure, saying it was well-equipped to support the government’s reform efforts. He stressed that Nadra is a key part of the government’s technology initiatives, providing digital services in areas ranging from service delivery to social protection programmes.
Malik recalled that Nadra was instrumental in digitizing the World Bank’s Poverty Scorecard survey, reconciling it with the biometrics database, and facilitating the compilation of the poverty database in 2012.
The Sehat Sahulat Program will provide healthcare coverage to 85 million individuals or 26.3 million families in Punjab. In the initial phase of the program, the underprivileged population in 25 districts of Punjab, and all people of 11 districts of Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sahiwal divisions will be eligible to receive healthcare facilities through the programme. Previously, under the state-funded health program, NADRA facilitated more than 1.6 million medical treatments in the country.