Insurance premiums up 4%

Updated 22 December 2012
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Insurance premiums up 4%

Medical insurance beneficiaries believe the decision of a number of insurance companies to raise the price of their policies by 4 percent in the New Year is unjustifiable. Major employers received notifications from insurance companies announcing the increase and attributing it to the “rise in costs in the health care sector.” Beneficiaries say there are no signs of increasing costs in the sector and health care staff did not receive increases in their salaries.
A local newspaper cited sources as saying that major firms seeking to insure their employees have only four options. Despite the fact that there are several insurance companies in the country, only four receive major contracts with big employers. The sources said that the Health Insurance Council’s role is weak in terms of overseeing insurance companies and communicating with other bodies to resolve problems.
Tal Nazer, executive director of Bupa insurance company, said an increase in hospital costs required raising policy prices. “(Hospital costs) increased by more than 20 percent and it is difficult for insurance companies to keep the premiums at the same level,” he said.


Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.