The Punjab Health Initiative Management Company has been established under Section 42 of the Companies Act, 2017 after approval of the Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab. The main task of the PHIMC is to execute social health protection initiatives, demand side financing schemes including pro-poor health insurance schemes and collaboration with private sector to provide universal health coverage.
Implementation of Sehat Sahulat Program (SSP) in Punjab
Punjab Health Initiative Management Company (PHIMC) has been mandated by the Specialized Health Care and Medical Education Department for execution/implementation of Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP) on its behalf in Punjab. SSP’s objective is to improve access of the poor population to good quality medical services, through a micro health insurance scheme. Population under approx. 32.5 of the Proxy Means Test (2 USD) is being covered. 7.2 Million deserving families in 36 districts of the Punjab will be getting best healthcare facilities for free, through empanelled hospitals across the country, after the start of the services in the whole province. The programme is set to cover all districts of the Punjab very soon.