In a recent development, the authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) decided to halt the Sehat Card Plus services. This choice was made as a result of the insurance firm’s failure to receive arrears totalling Rs. 14 billion from the Sehat Card Plus management company.
With immediate effect, hospital admissions under the programme have been suspended due to the suspension of the Sehat Card Plus services. Additionally, beginning on April 20, no new admissions will be allowed.
To provide high-quality healthcare services to persons in KP who are below the poverty line, the Sehat Card Plus programme was established. Sadly, the scheme has been suspended because the insurance company was unable to receive its arrears.
As a result, the hospital-based health desks for health facilitator cards will continue to be closed. People who rely on the Sehat Card Plus for access to high-quality healthcare services are likely to be significantly impacted by this development.
In order to handle the arrears issue and find a resolution that enables the plan to restart operations, it is anticipated that the authorities and the insurance firm will engage in negotiations.