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The National Advanced Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSRC) on Qaumi Sehat cards from the Sehat Sahulat program.

The National Advanced Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSRC) on Qaumi Sehat cards from the Sehat Sahulat program.

The agreement was signed between NADRA and the Federal and Punjab Health Authorities at NADRA Headquarters in Islamabad.

NADRA will provide a centralized management information system for permanent residents of Punjab under the Sehat Sahulat scheme.

The scheme will enable the eligible population of Punjab to avail free healthcare services by using Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) as their health card in authorized public and private hospitals.

Based on the latest agreement with MoNHSRC, NADRA will provide a digital solution system which includes data verification services, family composition, CNIC verification, centralized management information system, center services (outbound) calls for beneficiary feedback, data hosting, and related services, and hospital services module.

Speaking on the occasion, NADRA President Tariq Malik pointed out that NADRA has an excellent infrastructure to support the government’s reform efforts. He said NADRA is a vital technology arm of the federal government that provides its digital services in various areas ranging from service delivery to social welfare programs.

He noted that when the World Bank’s poverty scorecard survey was conducted in Pakistan in 2012, NADRA digitized it, reconciled it with the biometric database and facilitated the compilation of the database. poverty data.

Malik announced that this deployment will allow residents with permanent addresses in Punjab to access the medical care to which they are entitled in a “speedy and dignified manner” without any financial obligation.

He added that NADRA will help 85 million people comprising 26.3 million families under cover for Punjab in this program.

NADRA had previously facilitated more than 1.6 million medical treatments across the country under the state-funded health program.

This news was originally published by Pro Pakistani.