First Women Bank & Sehat Kahani Partnership to Promote SMES
Karachi, September 30, 2020: First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) signed an MOU with Sehat Kahani-one of the fastest growing health tech companies in Pakistan, to Launch an E-Health Financing Loan to female health workers to allow them to set up their clinics, where patients can get connected to a doctor through the Sehat Kahani application. The MoU was signed by Mr. Ali Raza Head Business FWBL and Dr. Sara Saeed Khan CEO Sehat Kahani. Ms. Shahida Javed Acting President FWBL, Ms. Faiqa Naseem Deputy Director State Bank of Pakistan, and other officials of both companies also attended the ceremony.
Under this partnership, the healthcare providers can get loan-based financing through First Women Bank Limited facilitated by Sehat Kahani. This will allow health workers desirous of starting or scaling digital health services to open e-health/telemedicine clinics.
On this account, State Bank greatly appreciated the efforts of Sehat Kahani and First Women Bank Limited, as they expressed “State Bank commends the collaborations between First Women Bank and Sehat Kahani for the uptake of SBP subsidized refinance facility for loans to female nurses and health care workers, to upgrade their clinics into Sehat Kahani enabled Telemedicine centers. This is a true example of Two Women-Led Organizations coming together to help more women stand up on their feet and help many patients get qualified healthcare in Pakistan”
Sehat Kahani is a health Tech Organization that connects a large pool of female doctors to patients who need health care using a telemedicine-based platform creating E- Clinics in low-income communities and a mobile application for the masses. Sehat Kahani has a network of 27 clinics all across Pakistan and has provided consultations to 250,000 plus patients to date through its clinics and mobile application.
First Women Bank Limited’s team is also very delighted with this partnership as they express “FWBL takes pride to be a part of this great initiative in the health sector from Sehat Kahani’s platform and hope that this partnership will lead towards the development of women entrepreneurship and social uplift of low-income communities by providing them affordable E-Health services at their doorsteps. We look forward to this partnership between Sehat Kahani & First Women Bank Limited and hope this will be a steppingstone in facilitating women healthcare providers.
Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram, CEO and CoFounder Sehat Kahani is overwhelmed with this collaboration, she added that this would allow health workers to become E-Health franchisees to Sehat Kahani and take more ownership of their clinics, increase their productivity and create a long term partnership with Sehat Kahani. COO and Co-founder, Dr. Iffat Zafar highlighted the importance of this partnership as she expresses it will greatly help in rapidly expanding the E-health Clinics network as setting up of clinics will allow a greater number of people to be benefitted from Sehat Kahani’s vast network of doctors.