Bahrain launches health insurance plan
Manama, July 8, 2014
Bahrain has officially launched the first phase of its National Health Insurance programme which is scheduled to run until July next year.
Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Supreme Health Council chairman Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa inaugurated the scheme as he met World Bank experts and consultants on Monday, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
"The first phase which starts this month is scheduled to run until July 2015," he said.
He briefed the bank's delegation on the health sector in Bahrain and efforts to upgrade services.
The team is set to meet senior officials and visit Salmaniya Medical Complex, the BDF Hospital and Shaikh Mohammed Cardiac Centre as part of preparations to implement the first phase.
Feasibility studies will be conducted to assess cost and pricing and determine the value of social insurance for individuals. - TradeArabia News Service