Sehat Sahulat Program: Assessing the awareness and utilization effectiveness of Sehat Insaf Card among the general population of District Rawalpindi.


  • Mohi Ud Din Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad.
  • Syed Fawad Mashhadi Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  • Shahzeb Arif Khan CMH Rawalpindi.
  • Sadia Zubair CMH, Lahore.
  • Ayesha Khan CMH, Rawalpindi.
  • Sajjad Hussain CMH, Pano Aqil, Sukkur, Sindh.



Citizen, Program, Sehat


Objective: To determine the awareness of using Sehat Insaf Card and to determine the utilization effectiveness of Sehat Sahulat Program. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Sehat Insaf Card Authorized Hospitals. Period: July 2020 to December 2020. Material & Methods: Data was collected via self-administered questionnaire. The sample size was 316. Non-probability purposive sampling was done. The questionnaire consisted of three parts; Part A: Demographics, Part B: Awareness, Part C: Utilization Effectiveness. IBM, SPSS statistics version 25 was used for data entry. Descriptive statistics like frequency, percentage and proportion were measured. Results: Most of the participants belong to the rural area and fall into the category of 10 – 20 thousand monthly income. The awareness about program came from 2 main sources; Word of mouth and campaign by a local party representative. Majority of the services availed were curative services i.e. 72.8%. Before the launch of SSP, 3/4 of the participants self-paid their medical bills and with this program, its 100% free. 72.8% of the total participants were satisfied with the transportation charges covered in SSP. 92% of the total participants felt no discrimination in hospital in any regard, either from the doctor or the paramedical staff. 99.4% of the total participants were of the opinion that Govt of Pakistan should launch similar new programs. Conclusion: Sehat Insaaf Card distribution among the under-privileged citizens was almost similar in the urban and rural population of Rawalpindi. More involvement of females is need of the hour.

Author Biographies

Mohi Ud Din, Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad.

MBBS, M.Phil (Community Medicine), Assistant Professor Community Medicine, 

Syed Fawad Mashhadi, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.

MBBS, MCPS, MPH, M.Phil. Associate Professor Community Medicine, 

Shahzeb Arif Khan, CMH Rawalpindi.

MBBS, House Officer 

Sadia Zubair, CMH, Lahore.

MBBS House Officer, 

Ayesha Khan, CMH, Rawalpindi.

MBBS House Officer,  

Sajjad Hussain, CMH, Pano Aqil, Sukkur, Sindh.

MBBS House Officer,