The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced to provide universal health coverage to all its residents.

With the insurance, people will now be able to avail free treatment up to Rs1 million (Rs10 lakh) at over 400 government and private hospitals across the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet on Monday also congratulated the provincial government. The PM said that KP has become the first province in Pakistan to provide its citizens with free health care.


On Sunday, KP CM Mahmood Khan said that the entire population of the province start receiving free healthcare facility with the extension of Sehat Card Plus scheme.

He had said that a free healthcare facility was a big step towards achieving the dream of a welfare state. Being executed through the Health Department in the province, the Sehat Card Plus scheme would immensely benefit over 6.5 million families and 40 million citizens of KP, reported APP news agency.

He had said that under his directives kidney and liver transplant facility was also included in the scheme to benefit the deserving families at large.

On Dec 7 last year, at least six COVID-19 patients had died after “criminal negligence” resulted in a delayed supply of oxygen to a hospital in Peshawar. More than 200 patients — including nearly 100 with coronavirus — were left for hours with limited supplies of oxygen at government-run Khyber Teaching Hospital.