Bupa inks Saudi health insurance deal
Jeddah, April 2, 2012
Bupa Arabia, the first specialized health insurer in Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement with AlBir Society orphanage to provide free health insurance for an additional 297 children cared for by the orphanage.
The agreement was signed by Mazen Batarjee, chairman of Al Bir Society and Loay Nazer, the chairman of Bupa Arabia in the presence of Taymoor Ismail, chairman of Al Salam Corporation. Samira Baeshin, the deputy manager of the women’s supervisory office located in Jeddah was also present.
"It is our privilege to support the excellent work done by the Ministry of Social Affairs in caring for the orphans all around the kingdom," said Nazer, also the founder of Bupa Arabia’s corporate social responsibility program.
"After this agreement I am pleased to say that we are making steady progress in our aim to cover all 3000 children at orphanages registered under the Ministry with free medical insurance."
"These children now receive the full benefits of the health insurance provided and are assured of getting the very best healthcare services whenever needed," he noted.
Nazer also thanked Taymoor Ismail, chairman of Al Salam Corporation, one of the leaders in home healthcare services, for the great effort and continuous support as a partner in Bupa Arabia’s CSR program.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Saudi German Hospital has been named the main provider of medical services since for many years it has been the hospital of choice for Al Bir Orphanage.
Commenting on the deal, Fehr Nazer, the provider relations director at Bupa Arabia, said: “We are especially pleased at this appointment since the Saudi German Hospital is not only one of the best in Jeddah but also a leading partner in Bupa Arabia’s orphans program.”
Starting in April 2011, Bupa Arabia had signed a number of agreements with orphanages in Jeddah such as: Al Rafeef home, the Women’s Welfare Centre, Dar Al-Tarbiya and Dar Al-Hadana, in addition to Dar Al Tarbiya which is located in city of Riyadh.
With the latest signings, Bupa Arabia now provides free health insurance for more than 700 orphan children.-TradeArabia News Service