39715
Medical Insurance for Refugees
People

Medical Insurance for Refugees

More than 100,000 refugees, mostly Afghans, residing in Iran are covered by medical  insurance, said Siavash Zolnoorian, deputy director-general of the Bureau of Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs at the Interior Ministry.
The scheme was implemented over a period of six months in the past Iranian year (ended March 19), he told IRNA in Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province.
Efforts are underway to extend the scheme for another three months in the new fiscal year.
He said half the insurance costs are paid by the government, a portion by the UN refugee agency and the rest by the insured. Refugees with special cases or suffering from major ailments are given full free insurance cover and 650 people are currently benefiting under it, Zolnoorian said.
Vulnerable groups such as unprotected women, orphans, the elderly, and families with children under 18 years, have to pay 25% of their insurance premium.
The official said that about 1.5 million refugees with valid residence permits are eligible for health insurance and the government is trying to extend the coverage for them.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/qQ9s0l
  1. http://goo.gl/DW7XrO
  • http://goo.gl/MpwQvr
  • http://goo.gl/Yk2GYS
  • http://goo.gl/KlrJjx
  • http://goo.gl/1D8xh8

You can also read ...

Hepatitis Vaccination for Prisoners
Prisoners in Iran are vaccinated against hepatitis, according...
Qalibaf’s 12-Year Tenure Ends
Tehran Mayor Moahmmad Baqer Qalibaf will leave the...
CVD Rates High
According to figures released by the Health Ministry, 30.5% of...
Ophthalmology Confab
The 27th Annual Congress of Iranian Society of Ophthalmology...
Poachers Arrested in Tehran
Park rangers in Sorkh-e-Hessar protected area in eastern...
 Mazandaran is one of the main habitats of the Persian leopard in Iran.
Law-enforcement officials in Mazandaran Province are searching...
While the number of cases of asthma increased between 1990 and 2015, the number of deaths fell during the period.
The number of cases of asthma has increased worldwide since...
Mohsen Rafsanjani Elected Chairman of Tehran City Council
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, who led the list of pro-reform...

Trending

Googleplus