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Health Cards for Transgender Community Members in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: As the transgender community members are fighting for their rights amid alarming trend of violence against them, there is some good news for them – they got Sehat Insaf Cards issued by the Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa government on Friday at a function held at the Peshawar Press Club.

Speaking on the occasion,  Sehat Sahulat Programme project director Dr Mohammad Riaz Tanoli said that the provincial government was committed to improving the status of the transgender community.

The organisers said that under the new plan the Sehat Insaf Card would give free-of-cost coverage for HIV/AIDS and cancer tests and treatment.

The programme will offer medical coverage of Rs 400,000 per family for tertiary care diseases such as treatment of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, emergency and trauma, fractures and head and spinal injuries as well as joint replacement surgeries.

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