The National Health Card App has been launched by the Caretaker Federal Minister for National Health Services Dr. Nadeem Jan in Islamabad today (Wednesday, October 4).
Addressing the launching ceremony, Caretaker Federal Minister for National Health Services Dr. Nadeem Jan said that the National Health Card App developed in cooperation with NADRA will also help get feedback from patients on the services they received. He stressed that it is aimed at empowering the people to organize their visits to hospitals.
Minister Dr. Nadeem Jan said we are trying to bring innovation in the health insurance scheme. He said it is our effort to come up with a universal health insurance scheme after consultations with the provinces. He said we also plan to incorporate OPD services in the health insurance scheme. For the poorest of the poor, these services will be free of cost but those who can afford them will have to make co-payments. He however clarified that this contribution will be modest in size.
The Health Minister further stated that it is also an effort of the caretaker government to improve the quality of public healthcare services. He said this will restore public confidence in the public health facilities. He said a two-day global health security summit is being hosted by Pakistan on the 1st of December with the aim to collectively respond to the pandemics.