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Govt to provide 0.10m health cards to poor

December 21st, 2015 | by admin
Govt to provide 0.10m health cards to poor

The government on Sunday inked a deal with an insurance company to provide health cards to poor people under a pilot project.

Under the project, 0.10 million health cards will be provided in three upazilas — Kalihati, Madhupur, and Ghatail – of Tangail district, to poor families living under the poverty line. Each family will get one card.

Health Economics Unit under the Health Ministry and Green Delta Insurance Company signed the deal in this regard at the ministry.

The health cardholders will be able to get admitted to hospitals in the upazilas and avail of treatment of 50 diseases with diagnosis and medicine free of cost.

The government will pay Tk 1,000 a year to each family as health premium against which they will be able to avail of treatment up to Tk 50,000 a year.

Source: The Financial Express

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