Good News: The Government of Punjab Re-Launching the Health Card in 2024

Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab, has decided to relaunch the health card program nationwide. The Punjab leadership announced that the health card would be reopened after it had been closed by the caretaker government. The health care aims to give free medical care to qualifying families with low incomes. It has begun across all of Punjab.

Medical Care up to 10 Lakh Rupees

Your Sehat card can now be used at any hospital in Punjab to receive free medical care up to 10 lakh rupees. CM Punjab Maryam Nawaz said your Sehat card would also be used for severe treatments like heart surgery. Thus, it has been determined that Punjab’s health card program should resume as soon as possible, according to the Chief Minister’s directive.

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Finding Poor Families for Health Card

Punjab requires extending free health services through the Sehat card to low-income and eligible people. To find worthy poor households, data from the BISP program has been gathered. The people have checked once more on behalf of the government of Punjab. The government’s code 8500 allows anyone who wants a health card to register.

Register through SMS Code

It is very simple to obtain a Sehat card with an 8500 SMS registration code and receive free medical care from any government facility. To accomplish this, input the 13-digit registered national identity card number into your phone’s SMS field and send it to 8500. After being received, the Ministry of Welfare and Health will review your application. If this verification determines your eligibility, Pakistan’s government will issue you a Sehat card. Additionally, health facilities will be available to you at no cost.

Required Documents

The following documents must be used during registration to obtain a Punjab Health Card. They are stated below:

  • Application’s National Identity Card
  • Mobile SIM in the applicant’s name 
  • Recipient’s health card’s impoverished PMT score
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AnnouncementThe Punjab government, under Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, is relaunching the health card program nationwide after it was closed by the caretaker government.
Medical CareThe Sehat card now offers free medical care up to 10 lakh rupees at any hospital in Punjab, including treatments like heart surgery.
Finding Poor FamiliesData from the BISP program is being used to identify eligible low-income families for the Sehat card program in Punjab.

Conclusion

Punjab’s chief minister has announced that the Sehat card had been introduced in a few areas during the first phase. Punjab will begin using the Sehat card in three months. You can use this to receive free care for severe medical conditions. Families with limited resources can register for Sehat card programs as soon as possible and receive lifetime accessible Sehat facilities.

Also Read: Announcement: Punjab Government Introduces E-Rozgaar Program 2024

FAQs

What are the required documents to be eligible for this program?

  • Application’s National Identity Card
  • Mobile SIM in the applicant’s name 
  • Recipient’s health card’s impoverished PMT score

For what purposes will the Health Card be used?

CM Punjab Maryam Nawaz said your Sehat card would also be used for severe treatments like heart surgery.

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