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DU’s Institute of Health Economics brings students under insurance cover

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2018-02-02 21:35:37 BdST

The Dhaka University’s Institute of Health Economics has introduced group health and life insurance for its students.

About 300 regular students will be benefitted from life and health insurances cover offered by the Pragati Life Insurance Limited.

The Institute, after the Thursday’s launching, said this is the first of its kind for university students in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has set a goal to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2032.

Prepaid health financing mechanisms, such as health insurance, are a key route to universal coverage as out-of-pocket payments force millions of people into poverty every year.

The Universal health coverage means that all people can use the health services they need while being protected against the financial hardship often associated with paying for them.

In 2011, WHO’s 193 Member States committed themselves to reforming their health financing systems to move towards universal health coverage.

The Institute of Health Economics is one of the few institutes in Bangladesh that promotes the health ministry’s plan.