Beneficiary Name: MUHAMMAD SHAHZAD (Family Head) Patient : MUHAMMAD KAMRAN (SON) Treatment: SAM Excision
My name is Muhammad Shahzad; I belong to Serdheri, Mira Jan kali, Charsadda. I work in the police department, where my monthly salary is Rs. 22,000 per month. I have one son and two daughters. My son Muhammad Kamran had a heart problem since his birth, but I did not have any resources to pay for his treatment in thousands of rupees and beyond my means or assets. I had consulted a few doctors, but they all told me that it would require an open heart surgery which cost 3 to 4 lakh rupees. I had heard about the free treatment with Health Card Program, so I went to the DHQ Hospital, Charsadda, for confirmation. The Sehat Card Plus Counter at DHQ hospital checked my record and told me that I was eligible for the program. They gave me the names of a few hospitals in Peshawar where cardiac surgery of children was available and asked me to visit them for treatment. I went to one of the private hospitals where the surgery of my son was carried out. The total cost of the surgery was Rs. 300,000, and I didn't have to pay even a single rupee from my pocket as the Sehat Card Plus Program paid for all the treatment expenses. This is the first time I have used the card for treatment, and I am thankful to the Provincial govt and Prime Minister for this great program where poor people like us could get treatment in an expensive private hospital. I pray for the Chief Minister and prime minister's long life due to whom the public is getting this benefit.