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Health Economics Unit of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Green Delta Insurance sign MoU for the 2nd Phase of Shashthya Shurakhkha Karmashuchi (SSK) Project

 

Health Economics Unit of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Green Delta Insurance signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of 2nd phase of Shashthya Shurakhkha Karmashuchi (SSK) project. Green Delta has been working as the scheme operator of SSK since the launching of the program in March 24, 2016. Now HEU is initiating the 2nd phase in Kalihati, Ghatail and Modhupur of Tangail and Green Delta will be continuing its services as the scheme operator. SSK is a dream project of Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina for the population living below poverty line. The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought a concept titled “Universal Health Coverage (UHC)” to ensure health care for everyone, regardless of their social status. The Government of Bangladesh has also taken up the challenge to achieve UHC by the year 2032 through implementing Shashthya Shurakhkha Karmashuchi (SSK) project.

The project was initially taken up in Kalihati of Tangail district and was seen as a huge step in revolutionizing the healthcare delivery system for the poor by introducing micro insurance. The poor people selected under certain criteria will get a card to receive treatment for 50 diseases commonly found in them. The treatment will take place in government health facilities of the district. The government will give Tk 1,000 per family each year as the premium for a pool fund. One family will get Tk 50,000 treatment a year.

 

The signing ceremony was held at the office of Health Economics Unit of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Director General of Health Economics Unit Mr. Md. Ashadul Islam and Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Insurance, Chartered Insurer Ms. Farzana Chowdhury ACII (UK) signed the MoU on behalf of respective organizations.