Sehat Card Under Consideration As New Challenges Arise


by Naba Batool

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Manzoor Begum is among the number of patients that were denied earlier admission at a private hospital. After that, she was also unable to get a complete treatment package at a public hospital even under the Sehat Card scheme. Later she died due to severe liver complications. This happened because she was left with no choice but to buy medicines for her treatment from the private pharmacies.

Begum was a resident of Baghanbpura, who remained under severe treatment for more than three weeks and then died because of liver complication on Feb16 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.


When she was severely ill her family shifted her to a private hospital for proper treatment under the context of the Sehat Card Programme. But after the recommendation of a doctor who had been treating her for the last 8 years, the guardians were asked to move her to a government hospital.

Zafar who is the son of Manzoor Begum said to the media house that “I shifted my mother to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore on Jan 21 and showed the Sehat Card to the staff who admitted her for treatment as was promised on Sehat Card,”

Zafar is not alone in who has suffered from such discrimination while using the Sehat Insaaf Card. This is not the first case as several other individuals have also questioned the integrity of this revolutionary program.