The Punjab authorities has determined to extend the variety of hospitals on the panel of the Sehat Sahulat Well being Insurance coverage Scheme, in addition to together with therapy with the most recent robotic surgical procedure know-how, CyberKnife.
Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, on Monday, authorised the proposal to extend the variety of panel hospitals to make the federal government’s flagship medical insurance scheme simpler. Presiding over a evaluation assembly of the medical insurance scheme, the chief minister additionally authorised surgical therapy by means of the CyberKnife know-how.
The CyberKnife is the one absolutely robotic radiotherapy system that makes use of stereotactic physique radiation remedy (SRS SBRT), delivering exact doses of radiation with excessive accuracy — and accounting for a tumor or affected person motion in actual time. The system is used to deal with tumors of the pancreas, liver, prostate, backbone, most cancers of the throat and mind and benign tumors.
Chief Minister Elahi instructed officers involved to make the general public welfare scheme hassle-free for residents. He additionally directed them to cowl the therapy of extra illnesses beneath the scheme.
He underscored that the provincial authorities was dedicated to creating the medical insurance scheme simpler as per the imaginative and prescient of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.
The availability of the standard healthcare facility to the marginalised part of society is the foremost precedence of the federal government, he stated and highlighted that it had begun offering free drugs in emergency wards of all public sector hospitals throughout the province.
Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Training Dr Yasmin Rashid instructed the chief minister that over two million residents had benefited from the medical insurance scheme. She stated Sehat Sahulat Card had been proved a game-changer. One of the best medical therapy is being offered to dengue and coronavirus sufferers within the authorities instructing hospitals.
The assembly was attended by the Precept Secretary to Chief Minister, Muhammad Khan Bhatti, the specialised healthcare secretary, Mohsin Ghurki from Ghurki Hospital and Dr Amir Aziz.
In keeping with official statistics, greater than 2.085 million residents in Punjab have obtained free therapy by means of the medical insurance card to date. They obtained free therapy services value greater than Rs36.55 billion.
At present, 808 authorities and personal hospitals have been enrolled to supply free medical therapy to the folks of Punjab by means of the well being card.
Official knowledge exhibits that over 432,000 folks in Punjab have to date acquired free dialysis by means of Sehat Sahulat Card. Greater than 45,000 folks acquired the power of free coronary angiography, greater than 36,000 ladies have undergone regular supply and greater than 155,000 ladies free cesarean surgical procedure. As well as, 29,000 folks in Punjab have undergone free hernia surgical procedure by means of the cardboard, greater than 27,000 folks have obtained free chemotherapy and 155,000 underwent angioplasty by means of the cardboard.
Revealed in The Specific Tribune, September 13th2022.