Under the provincial government’s health insurance scheme, as many as 69,000 people have been given free treatment in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) through Sehat Insaaf Card.
So far, 50,000 surgeries and 19,000 other medical treatments have been carried out under the programme, said Sehat Insaf Card Project Director Riaz Tanoli.
The health insurance programme, he added, has been allocated Rs2.5 billion out of which Rs1.65 billion have already been spent on health services.
Effective since February 2016, the health insurance scheme has now entered in its third phase benefitting over 2.5 million deserving families around the province.
Free treatments at government hospitals along with designated private hospitals can be availed by the card holders.
The completion of these healthcare plans, Tanoli said, will ensure free health services for more than half of the population of the province.