KP govt spent Rs 1bln for free treatment of poor patients

ISLAMABAD:The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has spent more than rupees one billion for free treatment of poor patients under Sehat Insaf Card scheme.

According to sources of the Health Department, fifty-three thousand patients have been treated under the scheme across the province,reported Radio Pakistan.

Currently, the scheme is benefiting fifty one percent population of the province which will be enhanced to sixty nine percent by the end of this year.

Under the scheme, each family can get free treatment up to rupees five hundred thousand annually.