Saudi Arabia: Orphans to be provided with medical insurance cards after Eid Al-Adha
Tuesday, 08 18 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Saudi Arabia
Right after Eid Al-Adha, the Ministry of Social Affairs will start distributing the medical insurance cards to male and female orphans who are under the care and sponsorship of charities, a local newspaper reported.
The step comes ahead of the process to bring all orphans under medical insurance coverage in accordance with a time-bound plan developed by the ministry.
Tens of thousands of orphans are expected to benefit from this move across the Kingdom. In the Eastern Province alone, about 13,000 orphans will benefit from medical insurance, which will cover the costs of the majority of diseases.
In a circular distributed lately to all the branches, the ministry directed the charities to provide the birth certificate of the beneficiary, the identification card, a letter from the charity endorsed by the seal of the Ministry of Social Affairs or the office of social supervision for those who do not have in their possession identification documents. Some charities said a number of orphans had already started applyin for medical insurance. A total of 22 charities in the Eastern Province started developing lists of the names of orphans under their care prior to submitting the names to the branch of the ministry in the region.
Source: Arab News