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Thu, May 30, 2024

Health institutions urged to carry on with regular treatment of insurance policy owners

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KATHMANDU: The Health Insurance Board (HIB) has urged health institutions to provide regular medical treatment to the insurance policy owners. HIB executive director Dr Damodar Basaula through a press statement today urged the health institutions to provide regular medical care to the health insurance policy owners as the process is underway for payment of medical treatment charges to such owners sent by them. "The Board is vigorously working for the prompt payment of claims that have been examined. The payment will be made regular by preparing a work schedule in the coming days. Therefore, the Board requests all the service-providing health institutions to deliver the medical treatment service to the health insurance policy owners on a regular basis," the press statement read. It may be recalled that the TU Teaching Hospital, the B&C Medical College and the Nobel Medical College had announced that they were stopping the medical treatment services to the health insurance policy owners citing the Board has failed to make payment ofthe  amount in lieu of the insurance policy. According to the HIB, the insurance claims of 1, 853,953 health policy owners till May 29 of the current fiscal year are being examined with priority. It said payment of Rs 8.13 billion has been made by verifying the claims of a total of 5,284,894 policy owners, including the 1,909,057 remaining from the fiscal year 2020/21 and 3,375,837 of the current fiscal year. Around 5,000, 639 people of 746 local levels in 77 districts have so far subscribed to the health insurance policy. The HIB has been operating the health insurance programme by signing agreements with 450 health service-providing institutions throughout the country. READ ALSO: 
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