Jhagra reject rumors of rolling back Health card program


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Health and Finance Taimur Salim Jhagra Tuesday rejected the rumors about rolling back the Health card program in the province.

Tweeting from his official Twitter account, the minister expressed that there is absolutely no truth in any rumors that the Sehat Card program is being discontinued.

“In Pakhtunkhwa, the program is independent, adding in the next cabinet meeting, we will approve legislation to ensure that universal health coverage is mandated by law in KP” the tweets read.

The tweets also read that close to 1.1 million individuals have benefited from the Sehat Card in KP, and they will take the program from strength to strength. In March alone, over 80,000 KP residents benefited from the Sehat Card, he added. Jhagra said that the health card will continue, because it is now a demand of the people of Pakistan.