Health Cards for Balochistan


Health Insurance Cards scheme for the people of Balochistan was introduced at the end of last year. Healthcare is amongst the top most concern of the current government. The initiation of Health Card Insurance in the province will further ease healthcare facilities to every citizen of the province. Health card will offer treatment facility in 500 hospitals of the country. It was also revealed that Balochistan ID card holders will be able to get treatment in private hospitals. This way, Health Card will revolutionise the health sector in the province. Recently, Balochistan Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Noorul Haq Baloch announced that, There will be an insurance policy of Rs1 million for each family,  adding that the identification card of the people living in Balochistan will be their health card. The programme would be extended across the province in next phase to guarantee the best health care facilities to the masses. The government has permitted the hospitals of the province to acquire their own medicine meant to avert corruption in the health sector. The health department would fix the medicine rate consigning government hospitals. Legislation has been endorsed as well to set up a Health Care Commission to develop the overall excellence of the complete health sector of the province. The commission would start its work soon to bring reforms in the health sector soon. Government’s flagship Sehat Card Scheme would bring about a revolution in the health sector in addition to providing universal health exposure to people, mainly the poor and the deprived. On the other hand, Government has decided to give incentives to private sector to import duty-free medical equipment. The government would also sell the land of the Evacuee Trust Property Board on concessional rates to make it easy for the private sector to construct hospitals.

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