Previously the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) announced in August 2020 that it was launching a health insurance program for all of its residents under the Sehat Sahulat Program. Under this insurance program, all of the residents of the province that are about 60 lakh families will be provided health insurance worth Rs. 1 million per family.
Under the program, each family will receive health coverage of Rs1 million per year. Both public and private hospitals designated by the program will provide free treatment to residents of the province. State Life Insurance Corporation, which has been selected after a competitive bidding process, will be paid Rs2,849 per family annually.
The prime minister said that the program will also motivate public-sector hospitals to provide better healthcare facilities to compete with private-sector hospitals, which will be offering free treatment under the Sehat Sahulat Program.
All the 6.617 million residents of Swat, Buner, Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Shangla, Malakand, Chitral Lower, Chitral Upper, and Bajaur districts of Malakand division will start receiving free health services regardless of their financial status from October.
The first phase of the program was launched in 2015 that covered three percent of the population (100,000 families in four districts) of the province.
The program was extended to 51 percent of the population (1,791,930 people in all districts) in the second phase in 2016. The third phase of the program was started in 2017, covering 64 percent of the population (3,200,000 families).
The insurance is being provided by State Life Insurance Corporation. The KP government will be paying Rs. 2,849 per family annually and each family will be insured worth Rs. 1 million. Both public and private hospitals designated by the program will provide free treatment to residents of the province.