Minister for Nationwide Well being Companies, Regulation and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani on Saturday presided over bids opening ceremony for provision of Sehat Card throughout the nation.
As per need of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Companies, Rules and Coordination accomplished an necessary step to broaden the ambit of Social Well being Safety Initiative (Sehat Playing cards) to poor households throughout Pakistan.
The monetary bids of insurance coverage corporations have been opened within the presence of media for provision of Well being Playing cards to 14 million households throughout the nation. By these Well being Playing cards, households dwelling beneath poverty line will probably be offered US $2 per day with monetary safety in opposition to extraordinary healthcare expenditure. This Sehat Card supplies its enrolled poor beneficiary entry to high quality indoor healthcare providers, value Rs 720,000, freed from price and with dignity from private and non-private empaneled hospitals of their selection throughout the nation.
Wide selection of each medical and surgical indoor providers are included on this scheme together with coronary heart surgical procedures, stunts, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dialysis, maternity and different medical and surgical providers.
For this objective, the Ministry initiated its procurement course of by way of which an insurance coverage firm was to be employed and contracted out for the implementation of the Well being Playing cards scheme for subsequent three years.
Technical bids of the and shortlisted insurance coverage corporations have been reviewed by a specifically notified excessive powered analysis committee on sixth and seventh December 2018 whereas the submitted monetary bids have been opened publically and in entrance of nationwide large media and procurement outcomes introduced on eighth December 2018.
The analysis committee had illustration from all provinces, together with Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, and has members from Ministry of Finance, Planning, Regulation and Justice and BISP.
It’s pertinent to say that the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Companies is aiming to finish the contracting course of with chosen insurance coverage firm through the month of December 2018.
It’s anticipated that upon completion of this system implementation, a complete of 14 million households (roughly 80 million people) will probably be enrolled and benefiting from the scheme in all districts of the nation. Talking on the event, the Federal Well being Minister vowed to make all out efforts to offer the very best services to the poor phase as per imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Imran Khan.