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Bangladesh launches health insurance for persons with disabilities

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
Photo: DFID

For the first time in the country, persons with disabilities are being brought under the health insurance policy called ‘Bangabandhu Suraksha Bima’.  

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina virtually opened the policy from her official residence Gono Bhaban through a programme to observe National Insurance Day, reports the Daily Star.

Disabilities such as autism, down syndrome, intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy will be treated at low cost.

Recently a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the NDDPT and Sadharan Bima to implement the initiative.

The initiative has been piloted for the disabled in Dhaka city, Dhaka district, and Sylhet district.

Chairman of Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority M Mosharraf Hossain and Bangladesh Insurance Association President Sheikh Kabir Hossain also spoke at the programme organised in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

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