Over 86,000 Citizens Facing Treatment Denials in Punjab’s Sehat Card Program

Alarming Conditions For Patients Getting Treatment From Government Hospitals On Sehat Sahulat Card

The General Health Insurance (UHI) Program, all the more regularly known as the Sehat Card, is confronting an emergency in Punjab as late disclosures show that 86,217 patients out of a sum of 104,846 were not given treatment in only 25 days at all district headquarters hospitals (DHQs).

This disturbing and concerning report has raised many issues about the suitability of the program and the effect on medical services in the district.

In only last month somewhere in the range of 1 and 25 July, patients who had depended on the UHI Program for clinical help were left without any assistance on medical grounds.

As indicated by a government authority assessment report, the yearly loss to medical clinics is assessed to be over Rs. 3 billion, with a further Rs. 9 billion in income loss for the Punjab government.

Specialists have censured the “glaring carelessness” of higher health specialists and brought up those 18,629 patients out of the visited DHQ emergency clinics who got treatment under the program.

The report likewise featured explicit instances of those impacted, including 4,132 pregnant ladies looking for conveyance administrations, 3,672 needing C-areas, and thousands requiring different medical procedures, indoor therapy, serious treatments, and dialysis.

The monetary losses are faltering, with DHQ emergency clinics passing up Rs. 645 million in income implied for treating qualified patients.

The public authority is likewise wrestling with a significant monetary mishap, as 64% of the program’s income was scheduled for the public exchequer.

As specialists express caution and disillusionment, questions emerge about the destiny of the Sehat Sahulat Card program and its capacity to give fundamental medical care facilities to individuals of Punjab, leaving a negative impact on the government authority’s medical services endeavors in the district.

Also Read: Health Ministry and NADRA Unveil Mera Sehat Card Mobile App for Seamless Healthcare Access

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