KP govt spends Rs19.8 billion on free treatment under SCP programme

 KP govt spends Rs19.8 billion on free treatment under SCP programme

PESHAWAR (APP)  Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa government has spent Rs19.8 billion on provision of free treatment to 815,854 patients under the PTI govern­ment’s Sehat Cards Plus programme.

Officials in KP Health Department told APP news agency on Monday that free treatment under Sehat Cards Plus programme continued in all districts of the province where 167 panelled hos­pitals were established.

The official said so far 7,590,995 families were registered under the landmark programme. The patients, who were requiring surgeries, dialy­sis, mothers-child, heart and bones dis­eases, urology, medical cases, ENT and others ailments, were being provided free treatment in 167 panelled hospi­tals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 679 panelled hospitals in the country.

The official said liver transplant was also included in Sehat Cards Plus pro­gramme. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govern­ment has decided to provide additional grant of Rs2 billion for kidney and liv­er transplantation to facilitate poor pa­tients.

In this regard, negotiations with Pun­jab Kidney and Liver Transplant In­stitute (PKTI) have been completed and formal agreement would soon be inked. The government would spend Rs5 million on free treatment of each patient of liver and kidney transplant and such patients would soon get free services at PKTI. The official said sev­eral hospitals in Chitral and merged ar­eas would be run under public private models to provide quality treatment to patients at their doorsteps.

The government in order to provide improved services to patients has de­cided to launch renovation and repair of secondary healthcare hospitals in the province. In the first phase, two hospitals in Peshawar and District Headquarters Hospitals in Charsadda, Haripur, Karak and Abbottabad would be renovated for improvement healthcare delivery.

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