Alkhidmat Fareeda Yaqoob Hospital (AKFYH) in the Gulshan-e-Hadeed Karachi neighborhood has signed an agreement with the federal government to become a partner of the Sahulat Health Program.
The prime minister’s health insurance program currently covers 100 percent of the population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Tharparkar districts in Sindh, and will gradually expand its coverage.
AKFYH Medical Supervisor Dr Zafar Iqbal told The News on Saturday that Alkhidmat Hospital had been selected from among a list of Pakistani hospitals known for their quality of service and transparency in patient management and business deals.
“Now people who have the Insaf Health Card can take advantage of the quality health facilities at Alkhidmat Hospital for free after this agreement,” said Dr Iqbal.
Located on the National Highway to Thatta, AKFYH is a 60-bed secondary care health facility and the only hospital in the entire area that has inpatient surgery, radiology, diagnostics and inpatient services.
Dr Iqbal said that previously established as a maternity health facility by the Alkhidmat Foundation, the hospital is now expanding and offering mostly secondary care puskesmas services.
MS added that now with their agreement with the federal government, additional health facilities will be available to people in the area.
“Many people who have registered for the Sahulat Health Program live in this area or come here from Tharparkar. Following our agreement with the government, we can further increase the scope of our healthcare services to serve Insaf Health Card holders as well as others. “
Dr Iqbal said that Alkhidmat Hospital is a charity health facility where most of the health services are offered at subsidized rates, adding that in most cases, the costs incurred for patient care are not charged because they cannot afford them.
He said that the hospital currently offers pediatric and gynecological, general surgery, and gastrointestinal, orthopedic, and several other procedures and procedures, while various ENT and urology procedures and treatments are also available.