Germany is additional supporting Social Well being Safety Scheme with further Rs 140 million for Gilgit Baltistan. As we speak, Dr. Anna-Christine Janke (Head of Pakistan Workplace of German Growth Financial institution KfW), Mr Ali Rizvi (Secretary Well being, Gilgit Baltistan) and Mr. Ali Reza Bhutta (Joint Secretary, Financial Affairs Division ) signed the settlement. Mr Hassan Mehmood, Deputy Secretary, EAD and Dr. Masuma Zaidi, Venture Coordinator Well being, KfW Workplace Pakistan, had been additionally current on the ceremony.
“We’re glad to have the ability to assist Social Well being Safety in Gilgit-Baltistan. Healthcare stays one in every of our principal fields of improvement cooperation,” Dr. Janke mentioned.
The 5 12 months venture totals an quantity of Rs 1.four billion, out of which 90 % shall be utilised in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The general purpose of the programme is to enhance the well being standing of the inhabitants, particularly the poor via offering a security web and decreasing out-of pocket funds for well being expenditures. The well being safety scheme consists of, inter alia, a cashless system for service supply from Public and Non-public well being care suppliers in addition to hospitalization companies as much as a restrict of Rs 25,000 per individual yearly. It covers 21 % of the poor households within the area; the cofinancing by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and GB Governments will step by step improve.