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  • Khattak launches health insurance scheme

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak here on Tuesday launched a health insurance scheme under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa “Sehat Sahulat Programme” for the deserving and poor patients in the province...

    The programme, initiated with the financial and technical assistance of the German government’s development bank, Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KFW), will ensure provision of health cards to the needy poor who will be able to receive...

  • Health insurance scheme for the poor approved

    ISLAMABAD: An inter-provincial forum on Wednesday approved a health insurance scheme conceived in 2012 for the people living below the poverty line in the country...

    People earning less than Rs200 (or equivalent to US$2) per day, and registered with the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), will benefit from the Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance Scheme, according to the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), which...

  • Health insurance: irregularities in award of Rs20m contract by KU

    KARACHI: Serious violations of public procurement rules have been found in the award of a multimillion contract by Karachi University for a health insurance scheme to a private company, it emerged on Monday...

    Sources said the KU administration awarded one-year contract of around Rs20 million to the private health insurance company by unlawfully changing the tender’s specification and extending the bid’s validity period to almost a...

  • National health insurance

    THE Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance Programme raises hopes of a better system being put in place for those who cannot always afford medical treatment...

    We also know the task will be executed through the State Life Insurance Corporation...

  • Underprivileged to get free treatment at private hospitals as govt launches health insurance

    ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar at the launch of the National Health Programme here on Thursday announced the issuance of health cards which will enable the underprivileged to receive treatment at private and public hospitals free of charge...

    The health minister said the prime minister's card allows Rs50,000 for the treatment of common illnesses "such as the flu, cough and hepatitis", and sets aside Rs300,000...

  • First health insurance services TPA enrolled

    ISLAMABAD: The Secur­ities and Exchange Comm­ission of Pakistan (SECP) has registered the country’s first third party administrator (TPA) for health insurance services...

    The SECP had recently issued ‘Third Party Administrators for Health Insurance Regulations 2015’ for developing health insurance business in Pakistan...

  • CM launches distribution of health insurance cards

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak launched the distribution of health insurance cards named Sehat Insaf Cards to the deserving people here on Monday...

    The cardholders will avail themselves of free treatment at all government health centres and selected private facilities under the government’s social health protection scheme (Sehat Sahulat Programme)...

  • Health insurance

    The Prime Minister’s National Health Programme, the “social welfare scheme” for the “underprivileged” offering health cards to be redeemed for hospitalisation is another example of ad hocism, government desperation, and general magical thinking...

    These deficiencies, which are a hurdle to even the full utilisation of government’s own health budget, are for the government to fix and cannot be bought by donor money...

  • KP health dept blames insurance firm for patients’ hardships

    PESHAWAR: The patients enrolled under the Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP) for free treatment have been facing difficulties owing to lack of coordination between the health department and the State Life Insurance Corporation, which is implementing the programme, in all districts of the province...

    The health department has been receiving complaints about lackluster attitude of the SLIC staff at the hospitals to facilitate patients in...

  • Health insurance to be extended to entire Punjab

    LAHORE: The Punjab government’s health insurance scheme will be extended to the remaining 19 districts of the province...

    A decision to this effect was taken in principal by Punjab health minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid at a meeting of the specialized healthcare and medical education department here on Sunday...

  • SBP allows dollar-denominated insurance policies

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has allowed resident insurance companies to issue dollar-denominated insurance policies on a notional basis to meet the condition of foreign lenders and foreign projects undertaken in Pakistan...

    The SBP issued on Wednesday a circular addressing all banks and financial institutions to follow the instructions regarding new insurance policies...

  • Insurance firms directed to follow anti-money laundering rules

    Moreover, Circular No 8 dated April 7, requires all life insurers to provide information to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on a monthly basis with respect to the single premium life insurance policies having annual premium of 5 million or above...

    Consequently, such life insurance companies have been warned to ensure effective implementation of the directive and submit compliance report on implementation to...

  • European fund to acquire stake in Asia Insurance

    LAHORE: A European investment fund has entered into an agreement to acquire a significant minority stake in a Lahore-based general insurance company offering agriculture insurance to over 100,000 farmers in Pakistan...

    An announcement issued on Saturday said the InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up by the German Development Bank KfW and managed by Switzerland-based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, will acquire 25 per...

  • Without insurance, Harvey's victims turn toward the state

    Hurricane Harvey's devastation will be among the costliest of any storm in US history but, with most not covered by insurance, victims are left hoping for government aid and community support...

    But in federally designated US flood zones, only 12 per cent of home owners are covered by flood insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute...

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