Fazal E Khaliq used the card to treat his son Uzair for VSD procedure (Cardiac Procedure).

My Name is Fazal E Khaliq, I belong to villWairabad, Dargai, Malakand. I sell chickpeas on a cart and earn Rs. 400 to 500 per day. On off days, I don't earn anything at all. I have three children, two girls and one boy. My son Uzair was sick from an early age. He had a problem with breathing and could not play or walk like normal children. I took him to Dr Kamran (local Doctor). He told me that Uzair had a hole in his heart and he needs an operation to survive. He told me that treatment was available in Peshawar. I am a poor man and cannot afford common diseases, whereas heart treatment cost a considerable amount. But I remembered that a health card was given to me for treatment purposes in 2016. I took the card and went to Peshawar for treatment of my son. The hospital told me that the procedure cost Rs. 450,000 would be covered by the basic and supplement benefits of the Health Card. My son was operated on for heart treatment, and he has recovered, which is a miracle for me. The cost of treatment was beyond my reach. If the Govt had not launched the program, I would have seen my son dying without any treatment as no one would give me this much loan as I had no resources to pay it back.

I am very thankful to the Govt for this card. This card should continue in future too.