This blog share highlights as a brief on Ehsaas Tahafuz Program to help our readers get acquainted with PASS latest initiatives. The idea of how welfare organizations work in Pakistan has always been vague throughout Pakistan.
Sadly neither these welfare foundations are properly advertised nor does the media empathize on them.
It’s a shame that we are so oblivious of those that try to balance out the wealth in Pakistan. In order to have you understand what a welfare foundation’s duties are, let’s take a dive into Pakistan’s very own welfare foundation, known as Ehsaas Tahafuz.
Firstly we have to remember that government have many welfare organizations, linked as a chain from their major foundation; Ehsaas. Ehsaas Tahafuz being one of the emerging welfare foundations under Ehsaas, its best we understand how other foundations work through this sole example.
What really is Ehsaas Tahafuz Program?
Ehsaas Tahafuz is a support to marginalized community like other provision of safety nets for the vulnerable communities launched under Ehsaas Program in last one and half year time. Tahafuz is a one-time financial assistance against catastrophic health expenditures. The pilot roll out of Tahafuz is in its final stages of deployment and will be launched soon.
Ehsaas Tahafuz is a welfare foundation from the government of Pakistan, which focuses on aiding the individuals who have faced some sort of catastrophic disaster, along with helping people who have serious financial issues (especially during the reign of covid-19), and as well as helping in educational expenses too.
The aid that an individual can receive, varies according to the circumstances. What you have to do is getting registered online on their particular portal (which will be launched soon as per information provided on official website of Poverty Alleviations and Social Safety Division (PASS).Furthermore, for receiving Govt. aid, you have to get a special card from Ehsaas Tahafuz, in order to be eligible.
Overall Ehsaas program has been praised nationally and internationally. A recent report by Delivery Associates has particularly praised Ehsaas Kafalat, Undergraduate Scholarships and Nashounuma programs.
You can read more about it on our recent post.
Direction of Ehsaas Tahafuz Program:
As for right now, EhsaasTahafuz program aims to make medication free of cost, or almost freefor the working class, in order to reduce their expenditures. By doing so, the government of Pakistan plans to take the medical burden off the shoulders of a common man. Dr Sania Nishtar, being the leading head of this program, is working on the right eligibility criteria for such people who actually need help.
According to Dr. Sania Nishtar, a yearlong plan has been put in motion, for the betterment of the people who are facing catastrophic circumstances these days.
Working Model of Ehsaas Tahafuz Program:
As EhsaasTahafuz has finally set in motion since the beginning of 2021, Dr Sania Nishtar claims that Ehsaas Tahafuz will become a fully digital platform where the people who are interested in funding the misfortune, can directly make their donations. Each of the transactions will be updated in their database, keeping everything on record. Other than that, Ehsaas Tahafuz will also focus on such domestic cases as abuse or rape.
A team of 12 managerial members is made in order to solve technical issues existing in the system. Hospitals, orphanage, educational institutions and more sectors will be careful targeted and analyzed in order to understand what type of necessities are required for each.
With such schemes being created for betterment of Pakistan, the question raises here is that:
Will this Welfare Organization be any Good?
As Pakistan have already seen many welfare organizations come and go, either private or government, the public trust in the government has been weakened due to these organization not being able to fulfill the basic needs of the public. Which is why the public still won’t look at Ehsaas Tahafuz as a Messiah. But, as everything is being claimed to be digitally under the books, and Ehsaas is claiming itself to be transparent about every action they’re to perform, the public may just need this organization.
Especially because it will also develop digital awareness into the minds of the people. It’s too soon to claim whether this will be a successful movement from the government of Pakistan or not, as the government is already facing a heavy backlash from the public of Pakistan.
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