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WHO assurance to Maryam Nawaz for NHIS

World Health Organization (WHO) will send a high-level technical mission to Pakistan in the last week of June to study the country’s health insurance initiative in detail and provide necessary methodological and technical support to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination for the smooth Read More »

Prime Minister approved the National Health Insurance Scheme

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday approved the National Health Insurance Scheme for the poor in Pakistan. Maryam-Nawaz-Sharif-beemakarThe Prime Minister chaired a meeting to give in principle approval to launch the Health Insurance Program that will cover, in phases, about 100 million people in Pakistan. Read More »

National Health Insurance Scheme in pipeline

If the available statistics are anything to go by, then only a quarter of Pakistan’s population is covered for health care costs with the rest, mostly poor people in cities as well as villagers, paying out of their own pocket for healthcare. With more than 25 per cent of the population living below the poverty line, many are pushed into ... Read More »

Government plans for national health insurance Scheme

ISLAMABAD: If all goes well, 112 million poor people of Pakistan will soon be able to get expensive health facilities like cardiac bypass, cancer treatment, hepatitis care and other surgeries in the best private and public hospitals of the country for free, thanks to a national health insurance scheme being launched by the federal government. Well placed sources said Prime ... Read More »

More than 50 hours a week work may harm your health

"We found workaholics - defined by those working more than 50 hours per week - were more likely to have reduced physical well-being, measured by skipped meals. Read More »

KPK start Micro Health Insurance

micro health insurance KPK provincial health department has decided to start a ‘Micro Health Insurance Initiative’ in four districts of the province for families that are not able to afford medical treatment.The government has invited insurance companies to initiate the scheme in Mardan, Malakand, Chitral and Kohat districts. The total cost of the microfinance insurance scheme is Rs1.16 billion out ... Read More »

SECP proposed the draft regulations for Health insurance

In its quest to promote health insurance in the country, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), after detailed deliberations with the stakeholders, has Third Party Administrators (TPA) for supporting the health insurance business. Conceptually, a TPA is a business unit which processes medical insurance claims on behalf of insurers, often regarded as ‘outsourcing’ where certain tasks and administration ... Read More »

Insurance schemes for farmers

The first tailor-made insurance schemes for small farmers were launched on Tuesday by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). The first tailor-made insurance schemes for small farmers were launched on Tuesday by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). The PPAF has launched the first indexed and hybrid weather Read More »

Jubilee Life Insurance

KARACHI: Jubilee Life Insurance has made a profit of Rs127.3 million in the first quarter of 2013, up by 8.5% from the corresponding three-month period in 2012, according to a notice sent to the Karachi Stock Exchange on Thursday. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Jubilee Life Insurance Chief Manager for Business Strategy and Special Projects Kashif Naqvi said the rise of ... Read More »