Health

HEALTH CARE (DISTRICT)
This is a health safeguard for poor patients who cannot afford expenses for their treatment. Zakat funds for medical treatment of the deserving (mustahiq) patients are provided to district headquarter hospitals and tehsil headquarter hospitals of Government of the Punjab.

LEPROSY PATIENTS
This is a health safeguard for poor patients who cannot afford expenses for their treatment. Zakat funds for medical treatment of the deserving patients are provided to provincial level/teaching hospitals, district headquarter hospitals and tehsil headquarter hospitals of Government of the Punjab. Few of the hospitals in private sector are also authorized to provide this service out of state’s Zakat funds. These hospitals after receipt of grant from Zakat and Ushr Department provide free medical treatment from Zakat funds to the mustahiq patients. Zakat fund for this purpose is not provided to the beneficiaries in cash.
Guzara Allowance is provided to the Leprosy Patients residing in Ahata Kohrian, District Rawalpindi for their subsistence.
 
PROVINCIAL/NATIONAL LEVEL HEALTH INSTITUTIONS:
This health safeguard was initiated by the Zakat & Ushr Department to facilitate the poor patients who cannot afford expenses of their treatment. Zakat funds for medical treatment of the deserving (mustahiq) patients are provided to provincial level/teaching hospitals enlisted with Provincial Zakat Administration.
Eligibility Criteria: Istehqaq is determined by the local Zakat committee of the area of permanent residence of the patient.
Target Group: Needy and poor patients who are eligible to receive Zakat assistance and their istehqaq is determined by the concerned Local Zakat Committee.
Scope: Needy and poor patients who are eligible to receive Zakat under Shariah throughout the Province.
Benefit Level: Free treatment of the patient according to the nature of the disease.
Frequency of Payment: Release of funds to Hospitals on biannual basis for free treatment of poor patients.
Medical allowance to civil pensioners by Finance Department. Allowances
All civil pensioners of Government of the Punjab were sanctioned medical allowance w.e.f. 01-07-2010 at the following rates:
i. Pensioners who retire in BPS 1-15 @ 15% of pension drawn.
ii. Pensioners who retire in BPS 16-22 ! @ 20% of pension drawn.
Medical allowance for pensioners who retired on or after 01.07.2011 in BPS 1-15 and BPS 16-22 was raised to 20% and 25% respectively and was frozen at that level.
Effective 01-07-2015 the Government allowed 25% increase in the amount of Medical Allowance drawn by the civil servants of Government of the Punjab.
Reimbursement of medical charges to pensioners by the Finance Department:
Reimbursement of medical charges to retired employees is allowed when a certain treatment is not available at the government hospital. Government hospital itself recommends this treatment which a retiree avails at its own cost. Later, the retiree seeks reimbursement of the medial expenses incurred by him in seeking such treated through its administrative department.