Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the Special Committee Constituted by PM on Qaumi Sehat Card / Sehat Sahulat Program at Finance Division today.
The Federal Minister for National Health, Services, Regulations & Coordination Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel, Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Mr. Tariq Mehmoud Pasha, CEO Sehat Sahulat Program Mr. Muhammad Arshad, Chairman State Life Insurance Mr. Shoaib Javed, Special Secretary Finance and other senior officers from Finance, Health and Poverty Alleviation Divisions also attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed nature and operational framework of Sehat Sahulat Program. It was shared that Federal Sehat Sahulat Program is currently expanded to all populations of Federal Capital – Islamabad, AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan, and district Tharparker.
Various policy options for expansion of the program along with their financial implications were also shared during the meeting. It was highlighted that this health program has potential to reduce poverty rate, increase financial protection of masses, facilitate health infrastructure transformation and improve health quality at large.
Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar shared that present government is deeply concerned about the well being of masses especially the lower strata of the society and determined to support and uplift the living standards of masses through various programmes.
In conclusion Federal Minister for National Health, Services, Regulations & Coordination Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel appreciated the Finance Minister for support and consideration of the health program.