KP govt decides to launch Sehat Card program for erstwhile FATA

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The provincial govt would take up the issue of transfer of funds for this scheme at every relevant forum: Mahmood Khan
Peshawar
After the federal government’s decision to discontinue the funding of Sehat Card Scheme for the newly merged districts with effect from 1st July 2022, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to fund the said scheme out of its own kitty as an interim arrangement with the aim to continue the provision of free treatment facilities to the people of NMDs without any interruption.
This decision was taken in the 76th meeting of the provincial cabinet held here with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair on Monday. The chief minister directed the concerned authorities to make immediate arrangements to continue the Sehat Card Scheme of NMDs and said that the provincial government will continue this pro-poor scheme for the people of merged areas through its own resources till the issue of transfer of funds from the federal government is resolved.
He made it clear to the quarters concerned that health card scheme of merged districts should not be suspended under any circumstances; the people of tribal districts were the equal citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and they will not be deprived of free medical treatment facility.
The Chief Minister said that the provincial government would take up the issue of transfer of funds for this scheme at every relevant forum and would not compromise on the rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the merged districts.