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Patients from KP to get free kidney and liver transplant facility

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People of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will get a free kidney and liver transplant facility at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute Lahore.

On Saturday, the provincial government, State Life Insurance and Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre (PKLI&RC) signed a memorandum of understanding according to which patients of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will receive free of cost liver and kidney transplantation services. The service will be available under the provincial government’s Sehat Insaf Card scheme.

According to the official statement, “This free liver and kidney transplant facility will be provided to the patients of under Sehat Card Plus Scheme.”

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The expenses of Rs 5,00,000 per patient on liver transplant and Rs 14,00,000 per patient on kidney transplant would be borne by the provincial government under the Sehat Card Plus Scheme.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan termed the move a “gift for the people of the province”, adding that treatment of cancer would also be covered under the health card scheme soon.

He also said that free liver and kidney transplant facility would be provided to the patient of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in other reputed medical institutions as well. CM added that incumbent government was working to cover free cancer treatment as well as free OPD services under the Sehat Card Plus Scheme.

About Sehat Sahulat Program

Sehat Sahulat Program is a milestone towards social welfare reforms; ensuring that the identified under-privileged citizens across the country get access to their entitled medical health care in a swift and dignified manner without any financial obligations. The SSP program’s objective is to improve access of the poor population to good quality medical services, through a micro health insurance scheme.

The programme is the flagship project of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, launched on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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